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24 June 2016
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How To Make Your Family History Stories More Interesting

Who doesn’t love a great story? How much more when it’s about your family? You may recall hearing many oral stories told by family members over the years, and now you want to write about them. One of the first considerations you have to make is deciding what was fact and what was probably a […]


15 April 2016
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How To Keep the Peace When Writing Your Piece

If you are like me, you may have been surprised when you find out that your passion for genealogy isn’t shared by other members of the family. There are two topics of conversations I have that get me excited every time, that is, my grandchildren and my family history books. Because anything ancestry gets my […]


10 March 2016
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Three Ways To Make Sure Emotions Are Relevant To Your Family History Writing

When I started out writing my book, I listed a lot of the stories told to me over the years. However, I felt what I had wasn’t communicating the stories well enough. I needed to dig deeper and think about what may have been going on in their mind, and what they may have felt. […]


10 March 2016
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Five Technical Elements To Remember When Writing A Story

While it’s easy to get lost in the stories and facts of writing your book, it’s important to consider some of the more technical aspects of writing too. Obviously, the intention of writing your family history or your story is not only to preserve memories it’s also for your audience to enjoy the journey. I’ve […]


How To Make Planning Your Book Easy

When I started my books, I had no idea of how I was going to present it and set it out. I just put information down and began to expand on facts. If only I had realised how much time I could have saved if I decided on planning a framework first. Much like a […]

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