Family History NaNoWriMo Contest – 19-22 November 2015

Enter this week's Family History NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers and win a copy of The Truth of Memoir from Writer's Digest!

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During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), GeneaBloggers and The Accidental Genealogist want genealogists and family historians to consider writing their own life stories. What will you leave behind for your descendants to understand you and how you lived? And how do you write about others in your life as part of your own memoir?

Truth of Memoir

Subtitled “How to Write about Yourself and Others with Honesty, Emotion, and Integrity”, The Truth of Memoir by Kerry Cohen covers the topic of how to write about others in a memoir. “. . . Cohen’s personal experiences make her highly qualified to write on this topic, as she is the author of the bestselling memoir Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity.

Memoir is unique in its power to injure others and most memoirists have had to struggle with the repercussions of writing about people in their lives, often in unflattering ways. How were they able to triumph over fear? The Truth of Memoir contains insight, advice and recounts from thirty memoirists on the topic of writing about others, from family members and friends to ex-lovers and children. This book will give writers the courage to tackle these topics without doubt or fear.”

Better yet, why not enter the Family History NaNoWriMo Contest this week and you could win a FREE copy of The Truth of Memoir, valued at $17.99. We’ll select one (1) lucky winner!

You could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CST on Sunday 22 November 2015. Click here to enter!

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Family History NaNoWriMo Contest – 12-15 November 2015

Enter this week's Family History NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers and win a copy of Writing Life Stories from Writer's Digest!

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During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), GeneaBloggers and The Accidental Genealogist are helping to get genealogists and family historians to write their own life stories.

Writing Life Stories

Get started with a copy of Writing Life Stories by Bill Roorbach, with Kristen Keckler, PhD, available at the Writer’s Digest Store. “This 10th anniversary edition of the popular classic offers friendly instruction and stimulating exercises with updated information on current memoir writing trends, ethics, Internet research, and marketing ideas. Learn techniques for recalling memories, access emotions, shape scenes from experience, develop characters, and more. This is your time to turn untold life stories into personal essays or even a published book.”

Better yet, why not enter the Family History NaNoWriMo Contest this week and you could win a FREE copy of Writing Life Stories, valued at $16.99. We’ll select one (1) lucky winner!

You could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CST on Sunday 15 November 2015. Click here to enter!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

Family History NaNoWriMo Contest – 5-8 November 2015

Enter this week's Family History NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers and win a copy of Writing Your Legacy from Writer's Digest!

A NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers!

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Have you ever wanted to write your own life story, but did not know how to get started? Perhaps you worry that no one will find your life experiences interesting? The fact is, more and more people are taking the time to document their own lives so they can share the story with their children and grandchildren.

As genealogists, we seem to spend so much time gathering evidence on our ancestors and then documenting their lives, that we neglect our own. During National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), why not focus on you and your story? Chances are that your family and friends will find it pretty amazing!

Get started with a copy of Writing Your Legacy by Richard Campbell and Dr. Cheryl Svensson, available at the Writer’s Digest Store. In this guide you’ll learn the “Guided Autobiography” process with step-by-step instructions on getting started.

Get started with a copy of Writing Your Legacy by Richard Campbell and Dr. Cheryl Svensson, available at the Writer’s Digest Store. In this guide you’ll learn the “Guided Autobiography” process with step-by-step instructions on getting started.

With Writing Your Legacy you’ll learn:

  • The difference between writing memoirs, autobiographies and life stories
  • Step-by-step instructions for starting and finishing your life story
  • Exercises to help you capture memories
  • The main themes of memoir writing and how to apply them to your life story
  • How to get your memoir published

Better yet, why not enter the Family History NanoWriMo Contest this week and you could win a FREE copy of Writing Your Legacy, valued at $16.99. We’ll select one (1) lucky winner!

You could win if you enter by 11:50 pm CST on Sunday 8 November 2015. Click here to enter!

©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.