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How to write your family history : a guide to creating, planning, editing and publishing family stories

Author: Noeline Kyle
Publisher: St Agnes, SA : Unlock the Past, 2015. ©2015
Series: Unlock the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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At some time as you tread the seductive, wonderful pathway of completing more and more research, you might just want to lift your head from this pile of collected data and think about how, where and in what way your will write and publish the family history. Noeline outlines strategies to get you to the desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Genealogy
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noeline Kyle
ISBN: 9781921956300 1921956305
OCLC Number: 905885876
Description: 31 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Barriers to getting started --
Collect until you drop syndrome --
Family history is not everything that happened in the past --
Questions to find ideas : where, who, how? --
Creative chronology --
Planning : where do you want to go with this story and how to plan it? --
Setting limits --
Interpretation --
Imagination --
A hook to hang your story on --
How do you choose your hook? --
A favourite character --
Editing --
Good historical manners --
Getting your book out to readers : marketing and promotion --
Writing exercises --
Style sheet --
Useful websites for writing, editing, and publishing tips.
Series Title: Unlock the past.
Responsibility: Noeline Kyle.

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At some time as you tread the seductive, wonderful pathway of completing more and more research, you might just want to lift your head from this pile of collected data and think about how, where and in what way your will write and publish the family history. Noeline outlines strategies to get you to the desk and writing. The book will show you how to identify and choose a format for writing family stories, to understand and apply strategies to plan and create your characters, to construct chapters and apply the basics of writing/rewriting, editing, planning and publishing to produce and professional, valuable and very readable family history.

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