Writing & publishing

Writing and self-publishing a “how to” book

Are you interested in writing and self-publishing your own book? This talk will provide you with simple guidelines to follow, and direct you to more detailed sources.

– 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation


Writing a non-fiction book in 15 easy steps

Have you a topic you would like to write about? Perhaps you are a “how to” expert. Perhaps you give seminars and would like to write a back-up book. Perhaps you wish to write a history of your local school or church or hospital, or a building or other physical structure, or anything else that might interest you. This talk will provide you with simple guidelines to follow, and direct you to more detailed sources.

– 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation


Writing: structuring a family history

How do you turn your reams of notes, photocopies and certificates into a family history? This seminar provides you with simple guidelines to help you structure a family history.

– 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation


Writing narrative non-fiction

Narrative non-fiction is a writing genre that is rapidly growing in popularity. Carol Baxter is the author of three works of narrative non-fiction – in her case, history told as a gripping story rather than a dry analysis – with more to be published in 2013 and 2014. This seminar provides guidelines to help you write books or articles or stories for family members that you can be proud of and that others will want to read.

– 45/60 minutes – Powerpoint presentation


Writing INTERESTING Family Histories

Carol Baxter always wrote up the results of her genealogy research as family histories and eventually used the same skills to write her popular histories. This seminar reveals how you too can turn dry facts into interesting family histories. A book of the same name expands upon the themes covered in her seminar. 

– 45 minutes to 2 hours – Powerpoint presentation


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