Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Family History Writing Studio: A New Resource for Family History Writers

The Family History Writing Studio: A New Resource for Family History Writers

10 March 2015 – Simcoe, On, Canada. Genealogy Professional and Author Lynn Palermo announces the debut of The Family History Writing Studio, a multi-media online resource designed to aid family historians seeking to turn their research into stories.

The Family History Writing Studio offers tools and resources to help genealogists create engaging and compelling stories in shareable formats for today and tomorrow’s generation.

What’s inside The FHWriting Studio?

Here are some the exciting and diverse products being offered at The Family History Writing Studio in the upcoming months:

Workbooks – A series of Family History Writing e-Workbooks designed to build on one another. Each ebook looks at one aspect of writing a family history narrative. Filled with worksheets, they will help writers apply the various elements of creative nonfiction to narratives.

Webinars – On-demand webinars are designed to complement the workbooks. Lynn personally guides writers through exercises and examples to expand on the workbook content. These on-demand webinars are designed to watch over and again at your convenience.

Courses – Coming this September, a variety of online courses, designed for writers who want to take a more in-depth look at a particular aspect of writing in a more intimate setting will begin. Lessons are delivered in a variety of formats including downloadable worksheets, workbooks, and videos. All courses include private groups and forums to bring the class together for discussions and critiques with the teacher. Classes are small to provide a more personal learning environment.

Personal Coaching - If you're nervous about sharing in a group environment then personal coaching might be more your style. In the personal coaching section, Lynn offers a couple of options to work privately together, whether it be to brainstorm your stories or book or for a critique of your written narrative.

Newsletter – Lynn has merged the current monthly writing newsletter Storylines from The Armchair Genealogist with the Studio. It will have a fresh look but with the same great how-to articles along with tips and tools to help you become a more efficient family history writer. The new Storylines will reflect the popular Daily Dose newsletter from The Family History Writing Challenge. The first edition in the revised format begins in April. Storylines will also keep members up to date on all the newest workshops, webinars and courses coming out of the FHWriting Studio.

Writing Groups - The Family History Writing Studio is designed to meet the needs of individuals and writing groups. The Studio offers options for small genealogical societies that cannot afford an in-house speaker or the cost of a webinar. Information for writing groups and societies can be found at here.

Click Here, To learn more about the inspiration behind The Family History Writing Studio.

From Lynn Palermo, Developer of The Family History Writing Studio:

“Genealogists come to family history writing with a variety of skills and generally with an overwhelming fear of writing. Because there are multiple aspects to writing stories and producing a family history book, we saw a need to create educational tools to address genealogist’s individual needs on their journey to becoming a writer,” said Lynn Palermo.

“We also wanted to provide flexibility, because we understand that we all have busy lives and finding time to write is not an easy task to add to one’s schedule,” continued Palermo.
“One can spend a lot of time floundering around trying to sort it all out, our goal is to help writers break it down into manageable tasks. We also want to help take the fear out of writing and provide family historians with knowledge and self-confidence,” Palermo added.

About Lynn Palermo

Lynn Palermo is a writer and genealogy professional. She wrote her first family history book in 2010 and began her blogging career at The Armchair Genealogist in 2009. Every February, Lynn leads nearly 1000 members through The Family History Writing Challenge, a month-long effort to focus genealogists on writing their family history stories. Lynn believes passionately in the reward a family history writing journey can offer and the legacy it can leave behind.