Your Story: A Writing Guide For Genealogists


Here is a book that will show family historians how to turn their genealogical research into compelling stories--even if they've never written anything more complicated than a letter. Bridging the gap between genealogy guides and writing manuals, Your Story brings the essential techniques of storytelling to the realm of family writing as it guides novice writers through a basic writing project. Your Story works nicely in conjunction with general writing books, without repeating generic material on style and form. It concentrates on those issues of technique that relate specifically to genealogy--arranging events in time, keeping referents clear, writing strong narratives in the active (not passive!) voice, and so on.

Carla Jean Eardley

(1994), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 118 pp.

ISBN: 9780788401107