Ancestor hunting online? Here are a few tips I wish I’d known before I started

I’ve been interested in my family roots ever since I had to write a report in 10th grade called “My Family Tree”. I remember that I took it seriously, interviewing both my grandmothers and taking notes like a reporter. I drew maps, created family trees and spent a lot of time and effort in writing … More Ancestor hunting online? Here are a few tips I wish I’d known before I started

When it’s hard to let go of the writing…and Jim Thorpe

I announced a couple of days ago that I’m finally done (after nearly five years) with my writing Work-In-Progress. My WIP, as I affectionately called it, can’t even go by that name any more. What should I call it now? FIP? As in Finished Project? Even though I say it’s finished, I can’t seem to … More When it’s hard to let go of the writing…and Jim Thorpe

Cite as You Write!

This morning I made the banner above to set as my desktop background.  That’s because I didn’t do what it says, although I’d read over and over again about what good practice it is, what a good idea it is.  As a person who’s mostly dabbled in fiction, however, I never thought too much about … More Cite as You Write!