How to Conclude Your Family History

Feb. 26, 2016 by

The End: How to Conclude Your Family History by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack, MFA, CG®   Death is the easy way out. A life ends, and so must the story. But is death really the last word? Or is there more

The Beginning of the End

Feb. 21, 2016 by

The Beginning of the End   With the big scene behind us, it’s time to start wrapping things up, that means discussing what you’ll be writing in the last quarter of your story… the ending. The scenes and summary that

Starting at The End

Feb. 22, 2015 by

All stories must end in a different place from where they began. Family history stories are no different. They are not obligated to stop at the conclusion of a life, or with a happily ever after. They end when your

Writing a Great Last Line

Feb. 27, 2014 by

The last lines of your family history are significant, second only to the most important lines in your story; the opening.  We’ve reviewed how important those first lines are in engaging your reader.  We’ve discussed the weight of your ending

The Beginning of the End

Feb. 22, 2014 by

Today marks the final stage of the writing challenge, we enter into our last 7 days, and so today we will talk about the third and final act in your family history story – the ending. It’s important to give