Day 20 – Overcoming Grammar Hurdles

Day 20 – Overcoming Grammar Hurdles

Feb. 20, 2017 by

The following is a guest post by Devon Noel Lee.  Since I was a little girl, I’ve struggled in one skill set. Written Communication. Handwriting marks on my report card rarely rose above “Needs Improvement.” I argued with my mother

Dialogue (Video)

Feb. 16, 2016 by


Welcome to The Family History Writing Challenge

Feb. 1, 2016 by

Military Memories – Writing Our World War II Stories

Feb. 11, 2015 by

  Today we welcome Jennifer Holik as our first guest author. Jennifer brings us a wonderful article on writing about our military ancestors. I’ll let Jennifer take it from here.    Writing the stories of our World War II relatives

Identifying Your Protagonist Ancestor

Feb. 2, 2015 by

Yesterday, we started by deciding what kind of family history to write. Your second major decision in assembling your story is choosing a protagonist ancestor for your story. The protagonist is the central character in a story.  I’m going to

What Kind of Family History Should I Write?

Feb. 1, 2015 by

  Before  you begin to write your family history stories, you have a couple of decisions to make.  One of those decisions….What kind of nonfiction narrative do I wish to write? Family History Narrative Using Third Person In this format

Identifying Your Ancestor’s Inner Story

Feb. 8, 2014 by

Yesterday, we discussed conflict in our family history story.  I also referred to it as outer conflict or outer story.  The outer conflict is pulled from the facts and events of your ancestor’s life and it is revealed in your

The First Draft

Feb. 3, 2014 by

Today’s Guest Post is courtesy of Linda Gartz. First drafts are daunting, but the two most important aspects of writing your first draft are a) getting started b) keeping at it. So first off, set yourself a writing schedule. There

How to Find the Beginning of Your Story

Feb. 1, 2014 by

You have one opportunity to engage your reader, draw them in and capture their interest in your story.  We know how difficult it can be to convince a family member to read about an ancestor they’ve never met. Why should

Daily Dose Confirmation

Jan. 28, 2014 by

Hello Family History Writers I’ve been busy these last few days preparing 28 days of information for you in our Daily Dose email. When you registered as a member of the challenge you also became eligible to receive our Daily