Family History Writing Group
When you are ready to turn all of your research into an entertaining story, or even before, the Family History Writing Group can help you. This is a friendly and accepting group, which includes experienced writers and beginners. We are always keen to welcome new members.
We devise a yearly program of topics and challenges, but you may choose to write your own stories or just sit in until you are ready to write. Stories written for the meetings are often published in the Queensland Family Historian.
The challenge aspect of each month involves an element of the story. You may be asked to focus on the beginning of the story, the end the story or on an aspect of writing style. We will provide resources for the challenge.
The group meets on the third Saturday in January, March, May, July, September, and November between 9.00 am and 11.30 am online, until further notice.
QFHS Writing Group 2023 Program
QFHS Writing Group 2024 Program
Meeting Notes 2023
November - Writing the family story: How do I deal with sensitive issues?
September - Writing the family story: How do I involve others?
July - Writing the family story: What media--book, ebook, webpage?
May -Writing the family story: How do I organise my information for a writing project?
March - Writing the family story: How do I start my story?
January - Writing the family story: Where do I begin?
Meeting Notes 2022
November - Metonymy, oxymoron, hyperbole, and litotes
September - Parallel construction and the rule of three
July - Cliches and tropes
May - Alliteration, assonance, and onomatopoeia
March - Similes and metaphors
January - Rhetoric
Meeting Notes 2021
November - Forward slashes, ellipsis, and brackets
September - Pronouns
July - Commas
May - Hyphens and dashes
March - Semicolons and colons
January - Apostrophes and exclamation marks
Meeting Notes 2020
QFHS Writing Group 2020 Program
November - Modifiers
September - Noun/adjective stacks
July - Nomilisations
May - Adverbs and strong verbs
March - Comma splices and run on sentences
January - Active and passive voice
Meeting Notes 2019
November - Transport
September - Enhancing bare facts
July - Writing the unknown
May - Occupations
March - Show not tell
January - Writing the visual
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