Writing a Non-Boring Family History or Memoir

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Hazel Edwards
12 October 2018 - 11:00 to 12:30 PM
Hazel Edwards
In this fun and informative workshop you will learn how to master family history and memoir writing, one of the biggest hobbies worldwide. Most genealogy books and sites show how to research your family. TV programs like 'Who Do You Think You Are?' glamorise family history sleuthing. But crafting your findings or your own life story into a format others will want to read is the real challenge. Why are you writing it? Who is your prospective reader? How can you craft the facts for them to access easily? This workshop is relevant for those writing autobiographies, memoirs and family history.

You will learn

  • Researching and interviewing skills
  • how to organise your material
  • how to structure a book 
  • how to make it interesting for the reader
  • what your formatting and publishing options are
  • how to handle family secrets
  • editing and proofreading skills
  • how to write using all your senses and perspectives
  • some ideas for launching and marketing your history.

***Please note this workshop is part of The Victorian Seniors Festival 2018. You must be 60 years-of-age or over to attend.

About Hazel Edwards

Hazel Edwards is best known for ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake’ which toured as a musical in 2016. Hazel has also written junior histories and her memoir, ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author’ shares the workstyle behind her over 200 books. The co-written ‘Hijabi Girl’ is her latest junior fiction.

Members and Non-members (seniors only) $ 20.00

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