- Charles R. Hale in his Artists Without Walls tells us “How to Construct an Ancestral Story: Breathing of an Ancestor’s Space and Time.” He details step by step how he built his perception of an important day in the life of his grandfather. http://storiesconnectloveheals.com/2013/01/04/how-to-construct-an-ancestral-story-breathing-of-an-ancestors-space-and-time/
- Biff and Nancy Barnes have given us many fine blog articles about family history writing in their Stories to Tell. On January 18, they also explore the idea of putting our ancestor’s lives in a place and time in our world in an article called "Write a Family History Book: Put People's Lives in Context. Here are their great “how-to’s.” http://www.storiestotellbooks.com/blog/write-a-family-history-book-put-peoples-lives-in-context.html.
- Nina Amir’s blog, Write Nonfiction Now, encourages and teaches us to develop our writing and marketing skills. I found her December 28th post, part of a 3 part series on setting and achieving writing goals, particularly useful. You will find it here: http://writenonfictionnow.com/how-to-prepare-to-meet-your-2013-writing-goals-setting-goals/.
- On the subject of setting goals, Lynn Palermo, The Armchair Genealogist, has invited us to take “The Family History Writing Challenge” in February. She asks:
- Have you been writing sporadically never finishing a story?
- Have you procrastinated writing your stories for too long?
- Do you need that nudge to finish your stories and finally publish?
Check it out here http://www.thearmchairgenealogist.com/2013/01/the-family-history-writing-challenge.html and at her forum http://familyhistorywritingchallenge.lefora.com/, then set your own goal and LET’S WRITE SOME FAMILY HISTORY!