Every February for the last several years Lynn Palermo has run the Family History Writing Challenge.
Lynn Palermo, who is also known as The Armchair Genealogist sets out some good reasons to join the challenge:
Why Should You Join the Challenge?
• Do you have a desire to turn your ancestor’s dry documents into exciting stories?
• Have you procrastinated for far too long?
• Do you want to start but not sure how to begin?
• Have you been writing sporadically never finishing a story?
• Do you need to polish those stories making them more interesting, less of a yawn?
• Do you need that nudge to finish your stories and finally publish?
• Are you overwhelmed and need some support in getting started?
I'm so glad I stumbled across Lynn's Family History Writing Challenge several years ago. It has helped me complete two family history books. I keep coming back and have done the Challenge three times now.
This time around I will be writing about my father, Bede Smith and I have several posts about him already on this blog. I've been working on my book about Bede for about 18 months and hope to finish this year.