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Writing Interesting Family Histories

Keen to write an engaging family history? Stuck with little more than names and dates? Uncertain how to begin? Writing INTERESTING Family Histories is a must-read. With advice ranging from how you can structure a simple family history and begin writing, through to how you can use simple words and sentences to evoke drama and tension, this book will help turn your dusty piles of notes and photocopies into a riveting family history. It will challenge you to rethink what "facts" truly are. It will show you how to extract "dialogue" from original records. It will help release your creative writing spirit. There is no need to fictionalise history to make it interesting! After reading this book, you too will be able to turn dry facts into exciting narrative.
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Carol Baxter, the History Detective, is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England. She is the internationally-acclaimed, award-winning author of six historical 'true-crime thrillers', including "The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable" and "Chubbie Miller." She is the editor of many publications dealing with Australian colonial records. She is also the author of another three genealogical 'how to' books: "Writing Interesting Family Histories," "Help! Historical and Genealogical Truth: How do I separate fact from fiction?" and "Help! How do I find my ancestor's surname?" She is an international genealogical speaker, giving seminars on researching and writing at genealogical conferences on land and on international cruise ships.

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