Write Your Family History Online Course

Course starts May 28th

There are plenty of reasons why you should write about your ancestors. Whether you’re writing to honor your ancestors, give shape to your research, preserve an interesting story, or show history through the eyes of those who lived it, documenting your findings is a great way to add depth to your research and share it with others. In this 4-week course, we’ll give you the tools to make writing your family history painless.

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Discover the Key to Painless Writing

If the thought of writing is a little scary, then we’re here to put your fears to rest. Writing your ancestor’s story can be a rewarding project - and it doesn’t have to be book-length to be meaningful! In this online course, we’ll present you with the steps you need to get your ancestor’s story underway, with great tips and writing techniques that will help you determine your subject and what form it should take. Then, you’ll discover how to create a writing plan that will guide your story and keep you from getting overwhelmed. Finally, we’ll take you through the writing process, from rough draft to publication.

You should take Write Your Family History if:

  • You want to honor and memorialize your ancestors
  • You want to craft a strong story from your research
  • You’re seeking tips for crafting a strong writing plan
  • You want to attract others interested in your ancestor’s story

This online course contains five lessons made up of text and video, practical exercises and feedback from your instructor, Sunny Morton, author of My Life and Times and Story of My Life Workbook. Over the course of four weeks, you’ll have explore the different types of writing projects (it’s not just books!)

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • Why you should write
  • How to determine your subject and audience
  • What form your project will take
  • Tips for crafting a strong writing plan
  • How to craft a strong outline and rough draft
  • Editing techniques to take it from draft to publication

How it Works

Our 4-week courses don’t require you to log on at a certain time of day to access the materials. From the course start date, you’ll be able to log in to view and download your lessons and start interacting on the discussion boards. Your instructor will check in a few times per week to answer all of the questions and provide feedback.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R8355
Product Type Course
Author/Speaker/Editor Sunny McClellan Morton
Runtime 4 weeks
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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