I have completed two family history book projects in the past ten years, most recently a 3-generation story of Swedish immigrants called The Nilsen Family: From Jönköping to America. It was hard work but very satisfying to share the completed book with family.
I have since created a presentation on writing about your own family and presented it to Digging For Your Roots seminar in October 2011. I am still on the look out for ways to write and create family histories.
Well today I found a blog post at Family History and Memoirs blog of Stories to Tell website that explains in six steps how one can take a writing project from inception to completion. This is a commercial company but their website has lots of instructional posts about writing, editing, and printing your book. I think that the hardest thing about starting a project is thinking it will be take a long time and be hard to do. By breaking your project into smaller steps will make your project seem less daunting and very doable.
Give their website a try and see it you can't start on your own project.
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