Crafting Ancestor Profiles from Start to Finish

Lisa Alzo
Mar 11, 2015
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Welcome
5m 02s
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 22s
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Introduction
1m 51s
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Ancestor Profiles
2m 29s
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Family Histories
3m 17s
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Nonfiction Writing
25s
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Plot
1m 42s
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Structure
1m 50s
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Description
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Dialogue
1m 18s
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Characterization
1m 20s
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Read
1m 14s
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What Makes a Good Profile?
1m 29s
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Shaping Your Profile
4m 46s
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Show Don't Tell
1m 01s
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Research Materials
5m 12s
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Treelines
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Writing a Character Sketch
8m 23s
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No Story Too Small
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Family History Writing Challenge
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Self-Critique
1m 46s
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Examples
8m 27s
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Profile Critiques
13m 25s
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Conclusion
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
12m 53s

About this webinar

Starting one ancestor at a time is often the best way to get going with writing your family history. Learn how to craft compelling ancestor profiles from start to finish and how to effectively weave them into a larger narrative. Attendees are invited to submit a draft of a 500 word profile to Lisa ahead of time (lisa@lisaalzo.com). Three will be randomly selected for critique by Lisa during the live webinar.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Lisa A. Alzo, M.F.A., is a freelance writer, instructor, and internationally recognized lecturer specializing in Eastern European research and nonfiction writing. She is the author of 11 books, including the award-winning Three Slovak Wom
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