Knowing Where to Start Can Be Difficult

Discover Your First Family History Story

We know how hard it can be to get started writing your family history stories. So many ancestors and so much research. How does one know where to start and not be overwhelmed.

We've designed Discover Your First Story, a 5 week mini-course that will be delievered to your inbox each week. This mini-course will help you to flesh out that first ancestor and story to write about and give you the motivation you need to begin.  

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Check out the latest posts below

Setting as Character – 10 Research Tips
    When beginning any family history story, we look carefully at our ancestors as we attempt to understand and[...]
A Setting and Social History Research Trip – The Do’s and Don’t’s
Now that we have our social history and setting research list ready to go it’s time to head out for[...]
8 Tips to a Social History Research Plan
  I’m getting ready to head to my ancestor’s town next week, but before I go, it’s important to have[...]
World Building
  I’ve been thinking a lot about my ancestor’s world as of late as I  prepare to write the story[...]

About Your Writing Coach 

My family history writing journey started in 2002, when I started writing my first family history book and began my genealogy blog The Armchair Genealogist.  I soon found others desiring to write and produce their own family history book and I began sharing my experience and learnings. Over the last three years I have taught family history writing to thousands of family historians online, in workshops and through the Family History Writing Challenge. I've written 5 workbooks designed to help my students understand and learn the skills of writing family history stories.  

I am passionate about writing shareable family history stories for this generation and as a legacy for future generations. I would love to help you write your family history stories and leave a lasting legacy. 

​Lynn Palermo

What a few of our students have said about our online classes...

This course opened my eyes to scene structure. My writing improved immensely once I had the right tools and guidance to build a scene properly. This is my second Family History Writing Studio course and it will not be my last. Between Lynn’s excellent guidance and the input from the other students, it was in interactive learning experience I highly recommend to anyone who is thinking of writing a family history narrative. In order to any job properly, you need the right tools and, in my opinion, this is the place to build your toolbox.

Denise Doyon
John Doe UI/UX Designer

This was a fantastic followup to the Writing a Family History Scene course. The writing process doesn’t seem as overwhelming and scary as it once did. I was able to wrangle a whopper of a family history story into a concise and hopefully moving tale that has flow and direction. Now it’s time to write!

Sara
John Doe UI/UX Designer

Lynn, without having completed the “writing scene” and plotting course, my writing would not be where it is now. I have gained so much. The “Plotting a Family History Story” course has forced me to live in the head of my Great Grandfather for six weeks and in doing so, I think I know him better than anyone I know. It has also helped me organize the many little stories I have about his life into an interesting story for family to keep.

Thanks again Lynn and my classmates for their your comments.
Kim

Kim 
John Doe UI/UX Designer

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When you sign up for Discover Your First Story you will also receive our monthly newsletter Storylines. Storylines brings a writing lesson to your inbox once a month along with exercises, motivation, new tools and courses from The Studio that will continue to assist you in your writing journey after you completed your mini-course.

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