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Episode Info: Featured Guest Lynn Palermo Lynn Palermo is a genealogy professional with a passion for the written word. As the owner and author of a family history blog, you’ll find her most days blogging from her website The Armchair Genealogist. It’s here she offers readers practical advice on researching and writing their family history.  The Armchair Genealogist was named one of the Top 40 Blogs by Family Tree Magazine. As a freelance writer, Lynn has published articles for Internet Genealogy, Discovering Family History, and Family Chronicle (now Your Genealogy Today). Her articles have been featured across the internet including The National Genealogical Society website, Ancestry.com newsletter and online magazines such as The In-Depth Genealogist. Lynn is also the proud author of her family history book, The Waters of My Ancestors. Lynn has published three how-to-books designed to help the family historian write their own family history book, including Getting Ready to Write, Authentic Ancestors and Finding the Story.  Her books can be found at The Family History Writing Studio where she coaches students through online courses, critiques, ebooks and webinars in their journey to use write creative nonfiction to write entertaining, engaging and inspiring stories. Every February, Lynn leads hundreds of family historians in The Family History Writing Challenge. For the past 5 years, she’s guided writers through 28 days of focused writing of their family history stories. Lynn has been researching and writing genealogy for 15 years and loves to help others find their journey. Her perfect day is inspiring and motivating others to research and write their family history. Contact Links Website – The Armchair Genealogist Website - The Family History Writing Studio Facebook – @ArmchairGenealogist Facebook - @fhwstudio Other Links    MyCanvas CreateSpace Writing the Family History Scene course Plotting a Family History Story course Creating a Legacy Family History Book course Camtasia Adobe Premier Pro CC Wistia Norfolk Historical Society (Ontario)/Eva Brook Donly Museum and Archives The Family History Writing Challenge One Action Genealogists Can Take Right Now "Listen to your audience.” Recommended Book "On Writing" by Stephen King Productivity Tool Scrivener Advice "Start writing now. You do not have to wait until your research is done." Action Item For your action item this week I'd like you to do a brainstorming exercise. Think about your specific niche within genealogy. If you were to write a short eBook that you could publish as a pdf what topic would you choose? ACTION: Try to think of as many possibilities as you can.  Allow yourself to go in a direction that you normally wouldn't consider. Think about your niche in very broad terms and then narrow down and think about it with very specific topics. And then of course write down your ideas! I hope this exercise really gets you thinking about what you do and the various ways you can share...
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