Writing

How to Write a Story Using Specific Words

Creating a story using a specific list of words takes not only imagination, but also skill. Whether for a class assignment, writing challenge or improvisational game, this tests the true ability of a writer to build a story based on unrelated word choices. Essentially, these tasks tell how effective you are as a communicators and help you learn to be a concise writer. The strength of a writer can be measured in the power of his words. This is determined by word choice. Simply put, extra words take away from your story or message. Weigh your words carefully or the weight of your story becomes too heavy to carry its meaning.

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85 Christmas Card Sentiments

  Do you send out Christmas cards to your family and friends? I do, but barely. I actually get a bit stressed about it each year. What picture can we use in our card this year, what should the card say, how should it look, color or black and white? I love the “idea” of Christmas cards and I remember as a child watching my mom fill her’s out, often writing a personal message in each and every one. Well, it’s confession time. I don’t do that. I would love to do that because the people I send my cards to are the ones that I hold very near and dear to my heart.

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10 Steps to Writing Your Family History

Writing a family history may seem like a daunting task, but when the relatives start nagging, try these 10 easy steps for making your family history book a reality. 1) Choose a Format for Your Family HistoryWhat do you envision for your family history project? A simple photocopied booklet shared only with family members or a full-scale, hard-bound book to serve as a reference for other genealogists? Or, perhaps, a family newsletter, cookbook or Web site is more realistic, given your time restraints and other obligations. Now is the time to be honest with yourself about the type of family history which meets your interests and your schedule.

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