Day 28 – Thoughts on Life as a Family History Writer

Day 28 – Thoughts on Life as a Family History Writer

Feb. 28, 2017 by

  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 part of our

Fist Pumps and High Fives

Feb. 28, 2015 by

Bravo! Standing ovation to you. If you’re reading today’s post, then I applaud you for finishing The Family History Writing Challenge. It is no small feat to dedicate a month to writing every day. While you’ve been learning about writing

When Do I Share My Writing?

Feb. 27, 2015 by

I remember sitting at my computer, I had just finished composing my first magazine article. My hand hovering the cursor over the send button. I sat for 20 minutes, wondering whether the article was good enough, was I good enough.

The Tools of a Family History Writer

Feb. 25, 2015 by

One thing about writing, you don’t need a lot of tools to write, a pen and paper if you really think about it. However, we’ve come a long way from pen and paper, there are all kinds of tools to

The Family History Love Story

Feb. 14, 2015 by

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  It seems like a good day to talk about the family history love story. Did your ancestors live the ultimate love story, were they star-crossed lovers, have a fairy-tale romance or  were they more of a

Creating a Writer’s Life Through Support, Learning and Feedback

Feb. 28, 2014 by

I applaud you for your consistent dedication to writing throughout these last 28 days. It is easy to be distracted by life and let writing fall by the wayside.  Now that today marks the last day of the challenge, I

Reading Like a Writer

Feb. 26, 2014 by

Writing well hinges on two critical actions, writing and reading.  They rely on each other. You can learn the basic skills of writing your family history, which I’ve attempted to share with you over these last 26 days. However, the