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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Writing Challenges and Prompts

Are you still looking for ways to write your family history?  If so, maybe you should check out the blog No Story Too Small by Amy Johnson Crow and her challenge 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks.  Amy also writes for blogs and made a post about this challenge over there too.  It may be the way you can break your family history into bite size writable chunks.

The premise is you write about one ancestor each week for the entire year (or hey, maybe multiple years).  Think about what this could do for your writing, your research, and that family stories book you keep putting off.  Plus, the annual Family History Writing Challenge by Lynne Palermo starts in a couple days.  I think the stars may just be aligning for all the people out there who want to tell the world (or may perhaps just the family) about their amazing heritage!

Yes, I may need to cut back on the caffeine.

So, check out the blog. Amy has some great guides to get you started too.  If you choose to do this as a blog (and there is nothing that says you have to, paper books are A-Okay too) you can be included in her blog recap.  Just follow the directions on her site to get squared away. 

It is 4 weeks into the challenge, and I have been putting it off.  Yes, at times my brain goes to mush and I just have to step back from the computer for a while.  However, I think it is time to tell a few stories.  Yes-sir-ee, it is time to blow the dust off of some records and do some writing on my family.  In addition to all the other things I have to get done in the week of course. 

I would love to hear if you take this challenge!  Drop me a line or leave a message below.  


  1. I have started a blog to showcase my 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. it's at

    1. That is great! I look forward to reading it.