You’ve done the research and organized your genealogical charts. You possess boxes of family letters and documents. You treasure the family heirlooms on display (or, if we’re honest, in boxes) in your homes.
Maybe you’ve even written a complete family history and published it for distribution to your family members.
Still, you have the nagging sense there is more to tell about the people, artifacts, and stories.
Bottom line: You wonder if the next generation will be interested in reading your family history or appreciate the family artifacts enough to protect them and pass them on to their children.
You may wonder if future generations will know anything about you and your generation beyond basic birth and death dates, legal names, parentage, offspring, geographic location, and vocation? You wonder, as Peggy Lee so famously sang, “Is that all there is?”
It’s Not All There Is
If you are like us here at History Echoes, you want to dig deeper. You want to uncover the story behind the names and fading photographs. You want to know your ancestors as people, and you want the next generation to know us as living, breathing people, too.
Writing Like a Storyteller
We believe writing like a storyteller can help. Hence our blog is dedicated to offering strategies for writing about the past and present in ways that will interest, and maybe even captivate, current and future readers. Subscribe to receive posts as they’re published, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. We love to hear from our readers!
Great storytellers prepare obsessively. They think about, rethink, work, and rework their stories. — Peter Guber
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