Anyone who has read my blogs or who has met me at workshops or Family History Fairs/Exhibitions will know that I am always keen to talk about the close link between family history and social history. The stories of ancestors
Have you been thinking about writing your life story but haven’t got a clue how to get started? Well, one of the first things to do is to start recalling and recapturing your memories. In the absence of a diary
Writing can be a lonely and dispiriting business. Scribbling or typing away, disconnected from the outside world with no-one to talk to, is not the best remedy for helping us overcome any feelings of inadequacy so why not get yourself a writing mentor. If you
In addition to the variety of resources freely available online to help you get to grips with English grammar (see my blog Online English grammar resources for aspiring writers), there are also numerous free online tools which can help you with your editing and proofreading. If
Clichés are words and phrases that have been used so often they have ceased to have much impact. When they were first written they may have been original and colourful but overuse has guaranteed that they are now anything but.
If you are an aspiring writer but your English grammar is a bit rusty, take a look at the following selection of online English grammar resources where you will find a range of useful tips and advice. Online English grammar resources
If you have seen my blog posts Choosing a blog platform and Setting up a free WordPress blog in five easy steps you will have discovered that setting up a blog using a blogging platform such as WordPress is quite easy even for the