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!