DECORATING THE FAMILY TREE
Writing short stories
Humans are innate storytellers; it is how we connect with our tribe, and how we introduce ourselves to other tribes.
The stories we hear give us a glimpse into other worlds and other ways.
And the stories we tell allow us to be our best selves, and to touch others.
In this fullday workshop, you will explore techniques of creating memorable short stories from your family history research. Whether you want to write short stories to create a collection for the family, or to submit to magazines and competitions, or just for fun, you will find much to guide, inspire and challenge you.
In preparation, please read three or four well written short fiction stories – focus on the way the story is told, think about who is the voice telling this story, consider why you enjoy or dislike each story.
And on the day, bring the usual tools for my workshops – pens, lots of paper and/or laptop, a willingness to participate, and your sense of humour.
Be prepared to write, to listen, to share ideas, and to laugh out loud!