Most interesting first, second most interesting last, and then bury the boring bits in the middle. Most histories are self-published, so cost will be a consideration.
Or calculate minutes if making an audio or video taped history. Design a dossier listing the physical details and the personality traits of your major ancestors.
Apart from those mentioned in it, your "Great Family Saga" will interest others only if it avoids chronological boredom.
For example, a teetotalling family living in a hard-drinking community would show the conflict between the individual and the society.
Choose catchy titles rather than numbers for chapter headings. Perhaps write your quest from your viewpoint as the explorer-researcher trying to uncover the facts. How could you broaden the appeal? Readers enjoy the day-to-day details, embarrassing moments and even four conflicting versions of significant family events.
Order your material by themes or geographically by personalities or places. Think about print size and shape. So would pioneers in a drought or flood. Publishing a book is like creating a book child. Mix all data and especially dry ingredients in computerised container.
Avoid giving a boring collection of lists. Which character grabbed your interest? These are mini stories. Stalkera Young Adult thriller, is her most recent novel for young people.
Consider your prospective reader: Is it aimed at the general reader, the specialist or just your family? Were they a rebellious family?
What is the major conflict underlying this family or period? Historical readaholic or relative indigestion due to over much hot air.Join renowned Australian author Hazel Edwards OAM for a workshop based on her book, How to Write a Non-Boring Family History.
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