The Write Blog

25 Dec 2020

USING PHOTOGRAPHS TO ADD MEANING TO YOUR FAMILY HISTORY BOOK

So, you’ve written your narrative. Your story is on paper, and all you have to do now is add the finishing touches. But something is missing. You have the opportunity to really show readers your life. What better way to accent your story than with pictures? Adding photos and other memorabilia to your book lends […]

22 Dec 2020

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 […]

18 Dec 2020

11 GIFTS YOU HAVEN’T THOUGHT OF YET, FOR THE HUSBAND OR WIFE WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Let me guess… your wife is one of those people who, when asked what they want for the holidays, responds with something along the lines of “I don’t need anything.” Or maybe your husband has all of the gadgets and gizmos that he needs, and can’t seem to come up with a single item to […]

15 Dec 2020

HOW TO WRITE A BLOG POST THAT PEOPLE WILL WANT TO READ

Have you ever passed a house that had a really cool front door? It could have been some cool glasswork or just a color that popped. It immediately gives the whole house a more interesting vibe, and it makes you want to see what’s inside. Your blog is the front door to your website. Don’t […]

11 Dec 2020

GIVE THE GIFT OF CONNECTION THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life as we know it on its head, including the holidays. Many of us won’t travel or gather as we traditionally do to see friends and loved ones. And as such, we may be on the hunt for ideas that forge a connection, despite separation and miles during what should […]

08 Dec 2020

GENERATING BUZZ ABOUT YOUR NONFICTION BOOK

What’s on your list of dreams you want to fulfill and goals you want to achieve in your lifetime? Is writing a book on the top of your bucket list? Maybe you aspire to write about your life experiences, a topic that interests you, or something you’re knowledgeable about. While that’s all fine and good, […]

04 Dec 2020

9 GREAT HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR GENEALOGY BUFFS

With the holidays upon us, you may find yourself searching for the perfect gift for the genealogy buffs in your life.  And while they may tell you that the only thing they really want are the missing census records from 1890,  we’ve come up with a list of some more viable options that are sure […]

01 Dec 2020

UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICE IN WRITING

“TIME’s spell-check always admonishes me whenever I compose a sentence in the passive voice, a warning that is often ignored by me.” — Richard Corliss, film critic for TIME magazine There are certain writing tips or admonishments that writers hear so often that they’ve become almost cliché: “Show don’t tell.” “Write every day.” “Use the […]

27 Nov 2020

ONE-OF-A-KIND GIFTS FOR YOUR PARENTS THIS YEAR

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time to think about that annually dreaded concept – getting a gift for Mom and Dad. It’s not that you don’t want to get them a gift. Quite the opposite! You want to give them something amazing. You want to give a gift they’ll use and talk about […]

25 Nov 2020

HOW OUR FEARS HAVE CHANGED OUR LANGUAGE

If you’ve read any of the Harry Potter books, then you know all about “he who shall not be named.” However, it may surprise you to hear that the practice of not speaking the names of the things we fear—and instead calling them by something else—is actually something that’s been done since the beginning of […]