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

Day 27 – The Most Important Thing About a First Draft

Day 27 – The Most Important Thing About a First Draft

Feb. 27, 2017 by

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

Day 24 – When You Don’t Want to Do the Work

Day 24 – When You Don’t Want to Do the Work

Feb. 24, 2017 by

Some mornings I get up, and I just don’t want to do the work. It is a grind. But I also know that I will end up feeling better about myself if I make an effort. That effort sometimes starts

Day 7 – Bad Habits that Slow Down Your Writing

Day 7 – Bad Habits that Slow Down Your Writing

Feb. 7, 2017 by

Sometimes we can get into some less than productive habits that can keep us from being efficient family history writers.  Often these habits become excuses for not making any progress.    Waiting for Inspiration Many of us take our cues

The Writer’s Notebook

Feb. 24, 2015 by

The writer’s notebook, it’s not a diary or a journal but a valuable tool to help you develop your writing skills.  It’s a place to be a writer. A writer’s notebook can help you develop your writing skills through a

Five Tips for Beating Writer’s Block

Feb. 20, 2014 by

Today’s post is courtesy  of Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A.  It happens.  Even to professional writers.  I’m talking about writer’s block. You know, those times when you sit down at the keyboard to tap out great-grandma’s immigration story, or finally start