22 August 2007

Guide for Writing Oral Histories

At our society meetings in the past we have talked about getting family stories down in writing. Yes, there are lots of books that explain how to accomplish the task. Preserve Your Family History (A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing Oral Histories) by LeAnn Ralph in 80 pages for a minimum of $7.95 will help you to get oral stories down as written stories.

What might be different from other versions of the same thing? The writer was a newspaper reporter and from looking through the table of contents she addresses how to put the storyteller at easy. The review talks about 30 subjects and 300 questions (and all in 80 pages.) The review also provides excerpts
from the book including the table of contents.

The book can be downloaded for $7.95, or purchased for $17.90 in paperback at
Booklocker.com [http://www.writersweekly.com/books/1545.html]

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