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    Family History Project

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Encore, Nov 8, 2011.

    Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had any advise about writing biographies for a family history project? Everything I write doesn't seem good enough, and ends up deleted! I want it to be interesting and entertaining, but every attempt so far sounds bland and boring!
     
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    Deleted by whom? Do you mean that you delete it yourself because you don't like how it reads? Or is someone else involved?
     
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    I delete it because I don't like how it reads.
     
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    Well you cant really spice up a biography that much. Since its a biography and all you cant make things up. So I guess it all depends on how boring your family is, haha.

    If I was in your shoes I would write about all the funny and interesting things about my family that I could think of. Then go from there.
     
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    Haha, yeah we are a pretty boring lot! I guess if I find an interesting aspect about each person and concentrate on that. I keep asking myself, if someone future descendant reads this in a hundred years, what would they like to know? I hope I get some inspiration soon!
     
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    That seems like perfect inspiration right there. I would roll with that and see where it takes you.
     
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    Haha will do.
     
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    have you read any other family histories to see how the best ones are done?
     

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