Fall in Love with Storytelling: Start Writing Your Family History NOW!

Fall in Love with Storytelling

Fall is my favorite season. I just love watching the leaves change and look forward to curling up near the fireplace, with a cup of coffee or hot cocoa, as I work on writing the stories of my ancestors.

Would you like to join me and fall in love with storytelling?

Then, check out the special fall sale on my popular writing course: The Write Stuff: Telling the Story. The six-week, self-paced online course is now part of my recently launched education website Research, Write, Connect!

Click HERE to register before October 31st, 2018, to get the course for just $99.00 USD  ($50 off the regular price)! You must use coupon code fall18 at checkout to receive your discount!

Key Goals of The Write Stuff: Telling the Story

  • Build Your Writing Skills: Learn writing skills and techniques to produce a quality personal or family history; build on the skills each week.
  • Work at Your Own Pace: Work at your own pace. Complete small assignments to help boost your confidence and overcome your fears and anxiety about writing.
  • Get Feedback: Receive constructive and helpful feedback to find your voice and improve with each assignment.

The Write Stuff: Telling the Story includes:

  • Seven (7) instructional videos
  • Five (5) assignments and assignment checklists
  • Over a dozen (12) handouts, templates, and worksheets
  • Writing samples
  • Access to Private Facebook Group for group sharing and interaction and personalized comments from the instructor.

Here’s What You’ll Learn with The Write Stuff: Telling the Story

By taking The Write Stuff: Telling the Story, you will learn the key steps for producing a quality personal or family history narrative from outline to finished product. No matter what your level of expertise is, you will find success.

We’ll teach you how to jumpstart a writing project through goal-setting and “storyboarding” and how to build your writing skills, and your confidence as a writer. We’ll provide helpful tips, checklists, and worksheets to help keep you on track.

Through instructional videos, weekly assignments, and collaboration with other participants, you will dig deeper each week to engage the writer within. Finally, we’ll show you how to perfect the nonfiction writing techniques you can use to produce a “can’t put down” family history that will keep the pages turning for generations.

Here’s the breakdown week by week:

  • Week 1 – Setting Writing Goals
  • Week 2 – Plot, Plan, and Scheme: Storyboard Your Family History Project
  • Week 3 – Tap into Family Treasures
  • Week 4 – Character Development through Oral History and Profile
  • Week 5 – Shaping Your Story Using Plot and Structure
  • Week 6 – Bonus Material on Publishing a Family History
What Family Historians Are Saying About The Write Stuff

“Your Write Stuff Seminar empowered me to write my family history. Your gentle guidance and a supportive group helped me see that I am indeed a writer! I appreciated the weekly meetings, the prompts, and the opportunity to share my work with others. And I loved exploring the variety of forms one’s family history might take. You inspired me to express myself and in so doing leave a family legacy. Thank you Lisa.” – Kathy N.

“Those who take The Write Stuff series will gain skills in writing their family history from the idea to completion. Lessons and assignments are in manageable segments; feedback is supportive. I completed a family booklet and, unexpectedly, a genealogical organization asked to reprint my work, thanks to the tools and guidance provided by the course.” – Melissa R.

“Lisa Alzo’s Write Stuff introduced me to tools I had not used before which helped in every aspect of my writing projects. One of the projects I wrote during the course received the best response thus far from my blog readers and an excerpt of the story was selected to be displayed at RootsTech 2018 as part of the CONNECT-BELONG-FAMILY-HERITAGE Photo+Story Competition. In addition to improving my genealogy blogging, I found my writing to be more clearly focused and better structured. I would highly recommend Lisa’s courses for anyone looking to go beyond just dates and facts to tell the stories of their ancestors.” – Steve C.

“The Write Stuff ” has boosted my confidence as a writer. Before I joined, I was really stuck on a project I’d been working on for over two years. I couldn’t decide on the best format to use or how to cite my many, many sources properly. Through the “Intensive” I gained new skills and developed new habits which helped me break through my writer’s block. The weekly lessons kept me focused and motivated to keep working. Lisa was so helpful and responsive to my many questions. Being part of a community of fellow writers was a great experience!” – Deb H.

Join our list of satisfied students! Click here to begin your storytelling journey today!


Fall into Family History Webinar – Now Available for Purchase

Did you miss the Fall into Family History Webinar on Saturday, 30 September 2017?  The complete session is now available for purchase in digital format for just $19.95!

Digital Version Now Available

I had such fabulous time teaming up with my friend and colleague, Denise Levenick aka The Family Curator, and we helped an enthusiastic crowd kick off their family history writing and photo projects. Since October is Family History Month, there is no time like the present to share your family photographs and stories.  

Click here to learn more and purchase your copy of the digital version (includes links to watch the videos and PDF handouts).  


Session 1: Organizing Your Family History Writing Project 
with Lisa Alzo, will show you how to:

  • confront and conquer writer’s block
  • use storyboarding to organize your ideas
  • find and use pro writer’s tools for outlines, timelines, mind maps and more
  • generate and discover new ideas to bring your stories to life 

Session 2: Selecting and Preparing Images for Your Family History Project 
with Denise Levenick, will help you know:

  • what to look for when choosing snapshots and digital images
  • minimum requirements for image size and resolution
  • how to organize images for easy access and publication
  • the three photo edits every picture needs
  • how to convert file formats for your project 


[Disclosure: The above post is an advertisement for a paid webinar I am selling]

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