How to Be a Hooker (in writing ;) )

Feb. 5, 2016 by

How to Be a Hooker (in writing 😉 )   The first page, in fact, the first few sentences are significant in any story, and if done right, they should hook your reader’s attention. A hook can be a scene

Introducing Your Ancestor for the First Time

Feb. 4, 2016 by

Introducing Your Ancestor for the First Time We mentioned that one of the crucial elements in your beginning scenes was to introduce your ancestor to the reader. In a story, like in life, first impressions are important. Not identifying the


Feb. 3, 2016 by

Beginnings Three Parts to a Story Stories consist of three parts; the beginning, the middle and the end and our family history stories should be no different. Each part of our story serves a purpose.  The beginning is about hooking

How to Begin Your Story: A Checklist

Feb. 4, 2015 by

Without a great beginning, a beginning that draws the reader in and hooks them your story is dead. The beginning becomes especially important in a family history narrative. We all know how difficult it can be to get our relatives

Introducing Your Story to Your Reader

Feb. 2, 2014 by

With hook and inciting incident under our belt let’s turn our sights today on exposition. The exposition is our opportunity to impart information on our reader about our ancestor and their story. While exposition is back-story, and it occurs early