| Family history research is more popular today than it has ever been, with many genealogists spending years accumulating boxes of notes, pedigrees and photocopies. A constant worry is how to organise it all - and what will happen to it when you pass on. The solution is to turn your family history project into a book. Using three simple planning techniques and taking you step by step through the process, Family Fables explains how to organise your research, how to turn it into a story, and how to present the resulting book for publication.
Maisie Robson brings some exciting new gifts to the party. It is time, she argues, to take family history research and apply some of the techniques of creative writing to give your family’s story some colour, some light and shade, and transform your research from a collection of notes, printouts, scribbled family trees, photocopies and old photographs, and turn it into a vibrant chronicle which is not only potentially enthralling, but also possibly marketable.
Originally published in 2006, to considerable acclaim, that edition has now been completely revised, re-set and updated, with additional new material on the mechanics of publishing and marketing, and the realities of the modern publishing world, by Steve Rudd.
If you are capable of researching your family history, you are capable of writing a book. If you are capable of writing a book, you are capable of getting it published. Let Family Fables show you how...
Maisie Robson is a former lecturer in the fields of English literature and creative writing. She is the author of several books on historical and biographical subjects, a list of which is given in the fly-leaf of this book, and an analysis of the cult film, Withnail and I. Steve Rudd is a publisher and a former marketing director. He has been a family historian since the 1970s