Don’t Neglect the Stories: Add Story-writing to Your Professional Services
You’ve finished the client’s research and written a concise, fact-based report. Case closed, right? Not so fast. What about the stories you uncovered? What about those tantalizing tidbits that point to colorful characters and unusual events? Your clients may not ask for a written story, but, often, that’s what they really want from your diligent research efforts. They want to embrace the stories that their ancestors neglected to pass down to them. Join APG member Mary Penner as she offers tips on developing a writer’s instinct for story. She’ll address the differences between a genealogical narrative and a genealogical story, how to spot story-worthy events and characters, how to research a story, how to write a lively story, and how to earn additional income from story-writing.
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A Missouri native, Mary Penner lives in New Mexico where she works as a professional researcher, speaker, and writer. A three-time ISFHWE award winning author, her articles have appeared in Ancestry magazine, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, the APG Quarterly, FGS Forum and numerous other publications. She has also written many articles for Ancestry.com and wrote a weekly genealogy column for the Albuquerque Tribune. She recently wrote and published a collection of stories that chronicles the life of a Pearl Harbor survivor and Vietnam War veteran.
Mary conducts research throughout the state of New Mexico, specializing in Santa Fe Trail traders, land grant records, and Mexican and Territorial era documents. She has been awarded research grants from both the Kansas and Missouri state historical societies. Mary currently serves on the APG Board of Directors. Before establishing her genealogy business, Mary was a high school and college English teacher.