Writing memoirs

I’m really pleased to say I have a won a competition in Family Tree magazine and won a study place on Cherry Gilchrist’s University of Exeter-run e-course ‘Writing Memoirs and Family History’ and a copy of Cherry’s book, Growing Your Family Tree.

The e-course looks really interesting and I really hope it will help me improve my writing style. I’m looking forward to the sessions on Creating written portraits of the people in your story’, ‘The craft of writing: eg structure, tenses, dialogue, story line and presentation’, ‘Caption writing for photos and illustrations and Writing ‘brief lives’ of yourself and others’. There’s also a session called ‘Daily accounts, future heritage: the use of journals and blogs’ which should be really useful as I love writing this blog!

I’m also looking forward to receiving a copy of the book as it’s the only book on the reading list and can’t wait to get started!

One response to “Writing memoirs

  1. Congratulations on your competion win. I will try and forward you information I have found on the Young/Mansel family which you can trace the family back to Edward 1st 2nd and 3rd via one of the Mansel’s who married Lady Jane Somerset. It is the Somerset’s family that are related to royalty and William the Conqueror, again, via the female line. I have not forgotten your e-mail about the Duncans and will let you have information soon. It is great that we can all share information, it makes solving puzzles so much easier.

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