Is that fascinating family story you uncovered still sitting on your desk? Want to get it into print? Don't know where to start? In 'How to Write and Publish Your Family story in Ten Easy Steps', family historian Noeline Kyle provides the answers.
This handy, easy-to-read reference book is designed for anyone who wants to write their family story, from novices to professional genealogists. It draws on the workshops, talks and seminars presented by Noeline over the last thirty years.
Unlike other books in this genre, this one focuses on the writing not the research, explaining in ten easy steps how to identify the story and write a compelling narrative about your family that will connect with your readers.
Noeline's tips will help you shape your story, develop a narrative and establish your chaacters. You will learn how to edit your text; what to keep and what to cut; how to write biographies and construct chapters; and, ultimately, how to publish and promote your book so it reaches the widesot range of readers possible.
Before you start ...
1. Getting started
2. Formatting lives
3. Constructing chapters, creatin titles
4. What to put in, what to leave out
5. Making sense
6. Family history templates
7. Adding images
8. Electronic and paper publishing
9. Your obligrations as an author
10. Getting your book out to readers