WHAT IS FAMILY LEGACY?
Linda teaches a workshop that helps others to put their family history into a variety of interesting stories. The importance of family legacy can never be over emphasized. Do your children know their heritage? Who are your ancestors? What were their traditions? What did they celebrate? What religion were they? What beliefs did they have? Did they fight for a cause and what was it about? Each of us has a story from our ancestors or even our very own story to tell. If these stories are unwritten, then how are your children going to know of their ancestry, of their parentage, or even family traditions of the past? It's up to us to write these experiences down. Conflict is part of our lives and makes for an interesting story. The secret of holding a reader is using emotion; it's the difference between a slow or a lively recounting of a story.
For a sample of what you can do with your family histories, read short stories one, three and four on my site.
Turn your family history into a variety of interesting stories or write your own story. Make your ancestors come alive on paper. Learn the most important elements of writing. Discuss setup, characters, plot, the importance of conflict and emotion. Conflict is part of our lives and makes for an interesting story. The secret of holding a reader is using emotion; it's the difference between a dull or a lively recounting of a story. Make your family legacy something your children will remember.