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January 20, 2012

Follow Friday -- 6 Steps to Writing Your Memoir or Family History Book

I have completed two family history book projects in the past ten years, most recently a 3-generation story of Swedish immigrants called The Nilsen Family: From Jönköping to America.  It was hard work but very satisfying to share the completed book with family.

I have since created a presentation on writing about your own family and presented it to Digging For Your Roots seminar in October 2011.  I am still on the look out for ways to write and create family histories.

Well today I found a blog post at Family History and Memoirs blog of Stories to Tell website that explains in six steps how one can take a writing project from inception to completion.  This is a commercial company but their website has lots of  instructional posts about writing, editing, and printing your book.  I think that the hardest thing about starting a project is thinking it will be take a long time and be hard to do.  By breaking your project into smaller steps will make your project seem less daunting and very doable.

Give their website a try and see it you can't start on your own project.

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1 comment:

Nancy and Biff Barnes, Stories to Tell said...

Thanks for recommending our website. We try to provide a resource that will assist authors who want to create books to share their family history research with relatives, friends, and, in some cases, with a broader audience. We are happy to help people who seek advice or help with their family history book project.

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