A narrative arc or story arc can help family historians write riveting stories. To decide whether your family’s stories could benefit, let’s talk about what a narrative arc is. What’s a Narrative Arc aka Story Arc? A narrative arc is the bare bones of the path a story...
Not only do family historians and memoir writers want to convey compelling stories untinged by mistruths and embellishments, they also want to tell those family and ancestor stories without judgment. How do we do that? It’s not easy to approach difficult chapters of...
Many of us have difficult chapters of our own and family stories that prefer to lurk in the closets of our memories. How do we get them on paper and share them with others? This is an overview on the decisions writers face. What are difficult chapters? Your answer may...
Whether you’re working on adding stories to your scrapbooking layouts or wanting to dress up your narratives, finding templates for family stories or family histories can be a chore. This came to mind as a fellow blogger, Carol Kostakos Petranek of Spartan Roots,...
As a beta user of Scrivener 3 by Literature and Latte for the last two years, I was excited to see Literature and Latte announce its release. Before we go into the improvements Scrivener 3 brings to Windows users (the Mac version has been out for a while), let’s step...
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