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Writing a Non-Boring Family History

Saturday 18 August • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Every family has secrets. The extraordinary ‘ordinary’ stories deserve to be told.

Researching and finding the best way to tell these stories can be a fascinating journey and the chance to create a valuable resource for your descendants. How do you create an account that is memorable, engaging and not boring?

Hazel’s Non-Boring Family History Workshop covers topics including:
  • Researching and interviewing skills
  • How to organise your material
  • Structuring a book
  • Making it interesting for the reader
  • Formatting and publishing options
  • Handling family secrets
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Launching and marketing possibilities
  • How to write using all senses and perspectives

Suitable for all who wish to improve their writing skills as well as those contemplating or struggling with a book length project such as a family history, corporate history or autobiography/memoirs. Also suitable for those writing family history stories and anecdotes for younger children in their families.

Participants will receive an e-book containing information from the session.

This workshop is presented as part of National Family History Month.

Limited spaces available, so bookings are essential. Gold coin donation.

Hazel Edwards is an avid reader and author of many titles including the classic children’s picture book There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake. Hazel has collaborated with experts in various fields to publish adult non-fiction titles such as such as ‘ Difficult Personalities’, ‘Friends’, ‘Committeeitus’ and ‘Simply Events’. She also helps people craft interesting stories about their ancestry in her popular workshop based on her book ‘ Writing a Non- Boring Family History”.

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Date:
Saturday 18 August
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Gold Coin Donation
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