Family history writing can take many forms--a short essay or narrative introduction to a collection of family letters, long captions comprising a family photo history, a biography of parents and a narrative of their life together, an autobiography, or even a family newsletter. This sensible and accessible book is for those who want to do a little writing as well as for those who want to do a lot.
Kempthorne shows how easy it is to write family history and how much fun it can be. He illustrates in detail how to: write narratives and dialogue use physical details in a scene to make it come alive create suspense use many other techniques frequently employed by historians and novelists.
By the end of the book, readers will not only gain a thorough understanding of how to write family history, but will have completed a number of sketches to entertain and enrich their families.