Ready, Set, Write! CGSI Sponsored Online Writing Workshop

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Is writing a family history based on many years of your genealogy research one of your “I’ll get to it someday” goals? Are you looking for more than just the standard genealogy report . . . do you want something that you can publish and share with family? Are you interested in crafting ancestor profiles and allowing their stories to “pop” off the page?

How It Works
The Ready, Set, Write! Workshop is a focused six-week online learning experience with instructional videos and five writing assignments that are interesting, engaging, and collaborative without being burdensome. Participants are coached by nonfiction author and genealogy educator, Lisa Alzo, who will be on hand to offer encouragement and facilitate online discussions to lend inspiration, solve problems and help you to make that ever-elusive project a reality. A private Facebook group serves as your “online classroom” where you can interact with your coach and fellow family history writers to share ideas and seek encouragement. The online platform will also serve as the “workshop” space—an intimidation-free environment where you can post your writing for feedback as well as read and comment on the projects of your fellow writers.

During this six-week workshop, you will learn the key steps for producing a quality family history narrative from outline to finished product, and how to build your writing skills, as well as your confidence as a writer.
You will receive pre-recorded videos, weekly assignments, tips, discussion prompts, and resources to help keep you on track. Learn about:

• Setting writing goals
• Storyboarding your writing project prompts
• Creating interesting ancestor profiles
• Shaping your story through plot and structure

During this six-week workshop, you will learn the key steps for producing a quality family history narrative from outline to finished product, and how to build your writing skills, as well as your confidence as a writer.

REGISTER
The cost to participate in the Ready, Set, Write! Workshop is $99 per person for CGSI members; $129 for non-members. CGSI members who wish to take advantage of your CGSI membership discount, just enter the coupon code write17. Registration ends on Wednesday, April 12 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time!

Here’s the link to register and pay via PayPal. (You do not need a PayPal account to make payment; you can use a credit card a “guest” via PayPal.)

Click This Link to Register