Posted in Storytelling

Why Your Relatives Won’t Read Their Family History

Does your family object to reading their family history? Do you get the big eye roll when you offer them a story you wrote or an opportunity to preview a book your writing? Our families are completely uninterested in reading their family history. Many of us struggle with this. I know I did. Then I learned about writing scenes and about how the right balance of scene and summary can bring an ancestor to life on the page. When you learn the skill of writing scenes your stories become entertaining and compelling all the things necessary to engage your family and hold their interest.

The Family History Writing Studio is full of great ideas. Check it out for yourself.


St. Augustine native, Air Force veteran, Army wife and family historian.

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