Author of ‘Writing Your Family History: A Guide for Genealogists’ and other books, Tutor and Professional Genealogist, Circle member and sponsor of the Past Search in-house competition, Gill Blanchard is delighted to announce she has launched a new E-Course in Writing Your Family History for those who cannot attend her popular face to face courses.
This is a practical writing course that guides participants through the process of bringing their ancestors to life in an entertaining manner. It will enable students to choose the most suitable format, decide what to include (and exclude) and how to find and integrate relevant background context.
The course consists of two ten week modules, although module one can be taken as a stand alone unit. Lessons are delivered electronically. Students will receive individually tailored in-depth feedback throughout the course. There will be regular live discussions between tutor and students and unlimited access to an online learning hub to share work, ask questions and post news.
Module One starts 25 September 2016. 10 Weeks. £125
Introducing Your Project
Using Archival Resources – Context
Bringing It To Life
Time And Place
Finishing Off – The End?
Module Two starts 29 January 2017. 10 Weeks. £125
This module develops the themes introduced in Module One. Students will focus on developing a specific writing project. The emphasis will be on writing and critique, both with the tutor and through peer to peer sessions.
N.B: Module two can only be taken after module one has been completed.
Future courses in development include: Publishing Your Family History on Kindle; Producing Facebook, Website and Blog Family Histories; Mind Mapping for the Family History Writer; Writing a House History; Writing a Local History and Research Techniques and Sources for Authors.
Contact Gill for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or see the website at: www.writingyourfamilyhistory.co.uk
Gill is an historical biographer, writer of local histories, professional genealogist and tutor. Her guide to Writing Your Family History was published by Pen and Sword Books in 2014. She also holds an MA with Merit n Biography and Creative Non Fiction (University of East Anglia). See her website for more details: www.pastsearch.co.uk