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Re: Need help with narrative
In Response To: Need help with narrative ()

Hi Web!

The problem that you outlined is not so difficult to overcome. When you use a program it is as if someone else's voice is telling the story. A program is a guideline.

Finding your own "voice" ...telling your family history in your own style will help. Some suggestions: Review some of the writing tips that are referenced in the urls on this site. Write it as if it's a letter...for some reason it helps me. My biggest inspiration comes from reading biographies. I read all kinds of biographies. Contemporary bios are the best because older ones often are stilted in their writing style. Scandalous bios, military bios, historical bios, all wlll help you in finding your voice. Weaving history into your family's history is extremely important.

If you could share a bit of your history with us, I am sure that we can help you to shape your story.

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18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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