Even though I have a full plate of responsibilities, I signed up for the 2013 Family History Writing Challenge. It's not too late for you to sign up, too. All you have to do to participate is to agree to write for 28 days, some on each day of the month of February. Here's how to get started:
Family History Writing Challenge Day 1
There is no minimum of words per day. Just write. Start by writing a quick summary about one ancestor. Then from there, you can work on an outline. Add color and humorous stories. Add photos and captions. Soon, if you write a bit each day, you will have a nice little essay about your one ancestor. If you finish before the end of the month, start on another ancestor. You don't have to stop at the end of the month. March has 31 days of writing you can do.
I am writing about my husband's great-grandfather, Amos Gorrell Jr. I want my focus to be about his courtship and marriage to his wife. I have his journal to use as a source. My goal is to write between 800 and 1000 words and if I get this done well, I'll enter the essay in a contest. Wish me luck!
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