Lynn wrote a new post, Day 28 – Thoughts on Life as a Family History Writer 4 months ago
I believe that how we approach our family history writing has a critical link to the quantity and quality of writing that we produce. I believe that family history writing can and should be a permanent p […]
Lynn wrote a new post, Day 27 – The Most Important Thing About a First Draft 4 months ago
The most important piece of advice I can give you about writing your first draft is to finish it. I don’t tell you this because I want you to see the end and hit your deadlines. Yes, I want that for you, but I […]
Helpful suggestions on when I don’t want to write. I just wanted to say in a general way that writing every day has gotten to be a habit. I am very busy retired person and there are some days when I can’t write […]
Lynn wrote a new post, Day 23 – Writing About a Place You’ve Never Visited 4 months ago
It’s not always possible for to get on a plane and fly to your ancestor’s village to collect the intimate details of your ancestor’s surroundings. It’s not always possible to travel the trail they too […]
Lynn wrote a new post, Day 19 – Describing Your Ancestor’s Internal Reactions 4 months, 1 week ago
Yesterday we reviewed external actions and reactions that came in the form of gestures and mannerisms and how they can help show important information about our ancestor.
Today, we look at the […]
We’ve talked about the importance of showing and not telling. Describing the gestures and mannerisms of our ancestor is an excellent way to show the reader information about your ancestor in a sub […]
Yesterday, we discussed how social history could help you flesh out your ancestor’s story. It can put the clothes on their backs and the roof over their head.
Of course, there are many online resources a […]