The Family History Writing Studio

Story Planning

12

Jan'17

How to Use Index Cards to Plot a Family History

I’m known as a plotter. This means I love to outline my stories in great detail before I begin to …

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17

Oct'16

Where Do I Begin and End My Ancestor’s Story

Often we are held back from writing our family history stories because we just don’t know where to start and …

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13

Jun'16

When Another Necktie Just Won’t Do! (Gift Idea)

This Father’s Day the best gift you could offer your father is the commitment to write his story. Ok, before …

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19

Apr'16

When to Write about a Family Secret

We all have them – secrets. Every family history has their share of secrets and as family historians, we generally …

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13

Jan'16

Tips and Tools for a Rocking First Draft

Rocking out a good first draft doesn’t just happen it isn’t a matter of chance but rather a result of …

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06

Dec'15

4 Steps to Structuring Story Scenes

If you’ve made the decision to use creative nonfiction to write your family history story then at some point, you’ll …

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14

Apr'15

Who Do You Think You Are? – What it Teaches Us About Story

I’ve been watching  Who Do You Think You Are?  How about you? I enjoy following the celebrities in their journey …

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08

Mar'15

What Kind of Family History Should I Write?

Before you begin to write your family history stories, you have a couple of decisions to make.  One of those …

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08

Mar'15

How to Begin Your Story

Without a great beginning, a beginning that draws the reader in and hooks them your story is dead. The beginning …

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08

Mar'15

Goals, Motivations and Stakes

You’ve chosen your Protagonist Ancestor, and now it’s time to structure his or her story in a format that will …

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