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Writers Group index to Members Only Area

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 The Writers Group is making many resources open to the public, but some are restricted to FHWA members only:

  • Writing Family stories: A presentation by Julie Martin
  • WAGS members guide to providing feedback
  • Critiquing One Another's Writing by Fran Schifferli
  • 5 Minute Diary by Mark Keenan
  • Tips for More Powerful Writing by Chris Timoney

Members Only Area - click here

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 17:17

Writers Recent Meetings

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2020

June - Final presentation by Chris Timoney - Tips for More Powerful Writing (Part Three) and Mark Keenan will demonstrate how the 'Five minute diary helps spark his creativity'.

May - A brief AGM then a presentation by Chris Timoney - Tips for More Powerful Writing (Part Two). 

April - General writing question and answer discussion with a demonstration how to edit a PDF file on Acrobat reader. 

March - Presentations by Fran Schifferli - Critiquing  and Chris Timoney - Tips for More Powerful Writing (Part One).

February - Presentations by Don Briggs - Using Dragon Naturally Speaking and Ian Scott - Amy Johnson Crow genealogy website.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 17:22

Writers Book

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In December 2019 we published our inaugural book of short stories,   "I have often wondered...."

Preparing and publishing was a huge learning curve for our group - learning how to use footnotes, endnotes, setting up chapters, multiple indexes, photos, etc. The end result was an excellent book.

Copies of the book can be ordered from the FHWA Bookshop.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:27

Meetings & contacts - Writers

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Writers Group Forum - In the forum you can share information and ask questions.

Convenor: Liana Fitzpatrick

Contact: SIGS Contacts - Convenors - Writers Group

FAMILY HISTORY WA Events - Next online meeting - Wednesday 1 July 2020 10am-11.30am

If you are attending our meeting please book -  https://www.trybooking.com/BFCIE

Our presentation for this meeting by Jeff Moss is - 'Dig Deep to Discover the Details......So I Can Write a Riveting Read'.

After researching the Scottish strand of his family since 2015, Jeff is in the process of writing a book about it.  Using plenty of examples and an interactive format, he will share several core aspects of the approach he has taken and identify some of the main influences that have helped shape that approach.

 Our story topics for this month are Occupations, Chapter of My Life or Free Choice and will be critqued via email.  

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 17:20

About the Writers Group

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Are you writing your family history or don't know where to start?  Join this group of family historians who go beyond names and dates to flesh out the stories behind their ancestors.  The Writers Group was established in September 2018 to facilitate, support, encourage and motivate each other to write our families history.

We meet monthly at 10am on the first Wednesday of the month (except January).

Meetings include presentations and discussions to aid our writing. Between meetings we are encouraged to write a short article on a specific topic or a topic of our own choice. In small groups we postively critique our submitted stories.  Our stories and minutes of meetings are stored in the Writers Shared Drive. We are amassing a huge collection of resources which are available to members. 

We welcome new members who want to get and give encouragement, support and help in writing about their families history.

Committee: Liana Fitzpatrick, Desma Wachtel, Fran Schifferli, Graham Chapman, Heather Simon and Kaye Nind.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 June 2020 16:55

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