For All Time: A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History

For All Time: A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History

by Charles Kempthorne
     
 

This practical and accessible guide details the many forms of family history writing.See more details below

Overview

This practical and accessible guide details the many forms of family history writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867093810
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
08/05/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Sales rank:
1,462,644
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Family History and Its Importance: History Is a Story; Re-create Your Family's Experience; History Isn't Just Ancient History; History and Building a Sense of Family; Family History and the Professional Historian; Writing Family History and Personal Values

Techniques for Writing Family History: Exploring Narrative Writing; What You Already Know About Writing Narratives; Learning to Trust Yourself as a Writer; Don't Try to Sound "Educated" or "Literary"; Getting Started Writing; Writing as a Way of Remembering; The Importance of Being Specific; Engage the Reader's Senses; Mixing Summary and Scene; Writing A Composite Scene; Telling Narratives from a Specific Point of View; Making a Person Real with Words; Recreating Conversations; Suspense Isn't Just for Thrillers; Use Your Imagination; The Narrative Mix: Place, People, Action, and Narration; The Slice of Life Versus a Beginning, Middle, and End; Enjoy What You're Writing; How to Get the Best Out of Yourself; Care About What You're Writing; A Refreshing Digression; Your Sense of Humor; The Role of Revision

The Forms of Family History: The Narrative Journal; Interviews; Writing Captions; Letters; Occasional History: Cards and Letters; Cookbooks and Recipe Collections; Biography; Autobiography; The Family Newsletter; Fiction: Historical, Biographical and Autobiographical

Printing and Publishing Your Family History: What Do You Do with What You've Written?; Printing Your History Easily and Cheaply; Using Photos; Laying Out Your Book; The Types of Publication; Self-Published Family History Books

Appendixes:

A. Resources for the Family Historian

B. Starting a Family History Writing Group

C. Teaching Others to Write Family History

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