The Family History Writing Studio

The Family History Writing Studio

Shaping Genealogy into Shareable Stories

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Dec'17

4 Steps to Creating a Family History Book in 2018

Do you dream of creating a family history book? Has your book been just that, a dream? I’m a big …

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17

Nov'17

Finding Story Seeds: A Mini-Workshop

  All too often when we think about writing our family history stories, we contemplate writing about those big story …

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01

Nov'17

Identify the Best Stories Hidden in Your Family History Research

    Everybody has a story. That’s true. But no question some stories are better than others. Why? Because they …

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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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