The Write Blog

02 Jan 2024

THE 14 DIFFERENT TYPES OF WRITERS

In the literary world, there exists many different types of writers with many different personalities, quirks, habits, and skills. These different traits mean there is no shortage of creative diversity in the content produced daily around the world. While no two writers are cut from exactly the same cloth, many writers share some traits which […]

29 Dec 2023

FAMILY HISTORY INTERVIEWS: HANDLE WITH CARE

Questioning relatives calls for interest, finesse, and empathy.  A family history book can give living family members a sense of heritage and belonging. It introduces them to the personalities, places, and times of their ancestors, and becomes a treasure for present and future generations.  It can also become a historic and cultural reference for others. […]

26 Dec 2023

TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR RESEARCHING FAMILY HISTORY

Researching one’s family history is a compelling journey for several reasons.  First, it offers a profound sense of identity and belonging. Discovering the stories and experiences of ancestors can help individuals understand their cultural and ethnic heritage, fostering a deeper connection to their roots. Moreover, family history research provides a tangible link between generations. Uncovering […]

22 Dec 2023

CHRISTMAS EVE BOOKS AND OTHER TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

With Christmas only a few days away, shoppers around the world are scrambling to find those last-minute gifts for their loved ones. But between hurried trips to the store and online shopping in hopes that packages will arrive in time, families are also preparing for their annual Christmas traditions. While some traditions such as decorating […]

19 Dec 2023

20 FAMILY HISTORY GIFT IDEAS

Learning about our family helps us connect with the past and discover a greater sense of self. Looking into our family history gives us a glimpse of where we came from. It’s no wonder family history gifts are growing in popularity. From simple family trees printed on parchment paper to elaborate coffee table books, there […]

15 Dec 2023

10 CREATIVE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR FAMILY HISTORY COME ALIVE

A family history is a treasure to cherish—one well worth the effort that goes into creating it.  It’s a labor of love that uncovers the past, empowering and inspiring family members present and future. Part of the challenge you tackle when building your family’s story lies in finding a creative and imaginative way to present […]

12 Dec 2023

12 HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Most people have one family member or friend who is impossible to shop for during the holiday season. You probably have them in mind right now. No matter how many hours you spend searching, you can never seem to find them the perfect gift. Well, this year, you’re going to change all that with a […]

08 Dec 2023

10 FORMATS FOR SHARING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Sharing your family history with others can inspire future generations and answer questions about your identity, traditions, and culture. Your link to the past becomes more focused, and you uncover secret talents and triumphs that no one in your family ever dreamed could be possible.  Still, sharing your family history comes with challenges. Even if […]

05 Dec 2023

NINE DELIGHTFUL GIFTS FOR WRITERS IN YOUR LIFE

Would you like to see your favorite writer wordless, at least for a moment? This holiday season is your opportunity. Writers have their own special wishes. Make one or more of those come true this year, with gifts to equip and inspire them or enhance their workspaces. There’s something here for every budget, from the […]

28 Nov 2023

HOW TO GET STARTED ON A FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

If you’ve started researching your family’s history with the idea of turning your findings into a book, it may have dawned on you that this will be a large undertaking. Don’t be intimidated! Remember what first sparked your interest. Maybe it was that newspaper article about the birth of your great-grandmother, your aunt’s diary, your […]