Last week I mentioned that I would be teaming up with my colleague, Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers, and F+W Media for some some Family History Contests during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Below is the announcement for the Week 1 contest.
A NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers!
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.
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!
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