Family History NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers – 19-22 November 2015

Announcing the Week 3 Family History NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers

Memoir writing is a topic I have covered in articles, blog posts, presentations, and courses. Most recently I wrote an article, “Telling Your Own Story: Crafting a Memoir in Six Steps,” for the Summer 2015 issue of Crossroads–the official quarterly publication of the Utah Genealogical Association (you will need to be a member to access the issue to read the article).  I also wrote a post for the Legacy Family Tree Blog in 2014 on “Five Fabulous Digital Tools to Power Your Life Story.”

If you have been thinking about writing a memoir, you will want to enter this week’s Family History NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers.

Again I am happy to be teaming up with my colleague, Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers, and F+W Media for another Family History NaNoWriMo Contest. Below is the announcement for the Week 3 contest – for another great book–The Truth of Memoir.

A NaNoWriMo Contest at GeneaBloggers!

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?

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!
Contest information ©2015, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.
[To find out the name of the lucky winner from Week 2, click here].
Blog post ©2015, copyright Lisa A. Alzo. All rights reserved.