The Family History Writing Studio

The Family History Writing Studio

Shaping Genealogy into Shareable Stories

16

Oct'17

Are You Considering Your Reader When You Write?

I’ve heard it preached many times, write for yourself. While this is a lovely thought, it can be very misleading …

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02

Oct'17

Are You Suffering From “As Soon As” Syndrome?

There are many benefits from writing our family history stories. First, the opportunity to share our research in a format …

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13

Sep'17

How to Show Instead of Tell: A Writing Lesson

    “Writing in scenes represents the difference between showing and telling. The lazy, uninspired writer will tell the reader …

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31

Aug'17

A Path to Mapping a Story Setting

    In our last instalment of setting and social history, we talked about how setting can be a key …

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15

Aug'17

Setting as Character – 10 Research Tips

    When beginning any family history story, we look carefully at our ancestors as we attempt to understand and …

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01

Aug'17

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 …

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17

Jul'17

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 …

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26

Jun'17

World Building

  I’ve been thinking a lot about my ancestor’s world as of late as I  prepare to write the story …

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15

May'17

How to Fit Writing a Family History into Your Life

  Are you tired of saying some day? The number one excuse that I hear when it comes to writing …

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14

Apr'17

Ancestor Profiles: When there’s no time to write a book

How long does it take you to write 500 words? 1 hour? 2 hours? What if I told you that …

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