The FASTEST Method for Writing Non-Boring Family Histories
You can write a family history that your relatives will love to read, even when you are not a creative writer.
Preserving your family legacy is possible through the power of storytelling. However, it can be challenging for genealogists to write captivating narratives about their ancestors.
But with a recipe for writing your family history, you can quickly transform data into a compelling draft.
Once you've perfected your draft, it's time to polish and publish it and bring your ancestor's story to life.
So don't let anything hold you back. Start your journey today.
Discover a step-by-step guide that will simplify the writing process
☑ Select one ancestor on which to focus.
☑ Start by writing one basic sentence about an event in their life.
☑ Add family and historical context to enrich the documented facts.
☑ Polish your story with citations and transitions.
☑ Publish and repeat for another ancestor.
Discover how I wrote
120 ancestor stories in one year.
Following the loss of my beloved mother and grandmother in 2012, I found myself standing at the forefront of my family's legacy. With the responsibility of preserving our heritage and ensuring that their stories live on, I felt overwhelmed and unsure of where to begin. Despite the many resources available, none of them catered to my specific needs, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.
I embarked on a journey to document our family history, determined to turn the dry genealogy data into engaging stories that would captivate my family members. It was a challenging process that required a great deal of hard work and dedication, but ultimately, my efforts paid off. I was able to create a recipe for success that resulted in a wealth of fascinating stories that my family absolutely adored.
If you're in a similar situation, struggling to find the right resources to preserve your family's legacy, I encourage you to take heart. With determination and persistence, you too can turn your family history into a captivating tale that will be cherished by generations to come.
Motivated Writers Say:
Genealogist Julie Cahill Tarr said this book motivated her to write her stories.
"Written in an upbeat, conversational tone, Devon Noel Lee guides you through her writing process, which is actually a superb method because it breaks the project into manageable steps. These simple steps will help keep you from becoming overwhelmed because you’re focusing on one thing at a time.
She provides illustrative examples during each step, so you really get an understanding of how to write a good story about your ancestors. There are a ton of ideas to get you thinking outside the box.
By the time I finished the book, I felt a wild sense of motivation that I haven’t had in a long time."
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