The Write Blog

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 […]

24 Nov 2023

GIVING THE GIFT OF GHOSTWRITING: MORE FUN AND CREATIVE THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR BOOK

When you hear the term ghostwriting, what comes to mind? Celebrity memoirs? Political speeches? The Nancy Drew or Goosebumps series?  The thing is, ghostwriting isn’t just a service for famous people who need help with their manuscripts. Anyone can work with a ghostwriter, and there’s so much more that a ghostwriter can help you create.  […]

17 Nov 2023

9 INTERESTING FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THANKSGIVING

It’s that time of year again! Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. While you’re getting ready to gather with your loved ones, we thought it would be fun to share some interesting Thanksgiving trivia with you and give you some fun facts to share around the dinner table. So, read on—and be sure to take notes, so […]

14 Nov 2023

PUBLISHING OPTIONS FOR NONFICTION AUTHORS

Up-and-coming nonfiction authors often encounter limited traditional publishing avenues when seeking to publish works like memoirs, autobiographies, or family history projects.  Established publishers tend to prioritize renowned authors or commercial genres, leaving lesser-known writers with constrained opportunities. However, there is a silver lining. Various alternative options exist; many can actually save writers a lot of […]