20 Mar, 2020

One Important, Mindful, Calming and Life-Affirming Thing You Can Do During this Challenging COVID-19 Pandemic: Keep a Record

March 20th, 2020|Tags: , , |

War time diary of 12-year-old Sheila Cohen, living in London, 1940 (Jewish Museum, London - I took this photo in December 2018) Be sure to keep a diary [...]

14 Feb, 2020

How to Get Started Writing your Family History in an Engaging Way

February 14th, 2020|Tags: , , |

The pile of letters Donna's father sent to his sister in Chicago while he was stationed in India during WWII, including the silk he sent her to make herself [...]

31 Jan, 2020

The Three Toughest Challenges in Writing Compelling Stories from Family History and Other Insights

January 31st, 2020|Tags: |

My ever handsome friend Larry Palmer (on the left) with his niece and younger brother. I'm very proud that his excellent family memoir Scholarship Boy is coming out in [...]

24 Jan, 2020

10 Unusual Prompts to Help You Start Writing Your Family History

January 24th, 2020|Tags: , |

If you want to write your family history and are floundering with where to start, look no further! Sign up here to receive my booklet 10 Unusual Prompts to Start [...]

27 Dec, 2019

How Should You Handle Blemishes on Your Family’s History? Write About Them or Not?

December 27th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Family stories aren't always happy go lucky.* Welcome to installment one of my new advice column where I answer any question readers ask about writing compelling stories from family history. [...]

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