Telling stories is what I do, but sometimes I need to be reminded of their power to take a concept and make it breathe. To take a distant tragedy and make it feel right down the street. I can’t relate to Orlando as an entire city. I can’t relate to ORMC as an institution. I can’t relate to the victims as numbers. But I can relate to a person—to an individual with a name and a voice and a story.
As we discussed last week in our post about Writing Dad’s Life Story, one of the best ways to show people you care is by asking about their lives. Here are ten interview questions for you to ask your mom.
Sitting down to write grandpa's life story? Here are 10 interview questions to help you gather information.
Sitting down to write grandma's life story? Here are 10 interview questions to help you gather information.
Celebrate your dad on Father's Day and throughout the year by showing interest in his life. Here are 10 questions to ask dad during a family interview.
When you begin adding stories to our FamilyArc Storyline, it may be difficult to know where to start. Recording your family history can be an overwhelming task! One simple way to start is to begin writing the stories of various milestones in your family. What makes a story a “milestone” is really up to you, but here are ten ideas to get you started.
When it comes to writing your family stories, sometimes it can be difficult to find inspiration. Here are 20 writing prompts to help you get started.
Photos add meaning to your stories and make them timeless. Here are 6 tips on how to choose the right ones for the stories you want to tell.
If you have decided you want to write your family stories, congratulations. You have taken the most important step. Here are a few suggestions to help you action the intent.
If you're not into writing and dread the thought of sitting down to write your family stories, here are a few tips to help make the task a little more fun.
A personal historian can help you tell your family's story. Read this article for more information on how to find one.
All great stories, whether fiction or nonfiction, informative or imaginative, short or long, have a number of elements in common.
Learn how storytelling has evolved over decades to include different types of media, and how they all contribute to building a family legacy.
If you’ve been researching your ancestry for awhile, you may have lists of names and dates and piles of important documents. Now what?
This post discusses the action steps necessary for preparing your family history, as well as the benefits of hiring a personal historian to do it for you.