A passion for genealogy can take you to some unexpected places. A week ago, I stepped into a TV studio to talk about life as a genealogy blogger on Lit Happens with Danica Lorer. You can find us here on YouTube – it’s just over 9 minutes in length.
In the interview, I talk about the two genealogy stories of which I’m most proud:
- The one about my uncle’s time as a real life super spy in The James Bonds of Chinatown; and
- The one about three Scottish brothers who fought at Vimy Ridge in Genealogy: A Detective Story.
About Danica Lorer
Danica is a master storyteller, body painter, writer, artist, and talk show host here in Saskatoon. If you have a chance to see her perform, do it! She’s a gifter entertainer.
I think I really began to develop my writing voice when I took off to travel the world for a year and a half. During that time, I wrote dozens of letters and I saw my style progress from bland recitals of been there, done that (…and then I took a train to Bangkok…) to telling stories about the places I was experiencing firsthand and the people I encountered along the way.
My first blog was a private series of essays – 52 essays in 52 weeks – on gratitude.
I’ve been storytelling for over five years now, twice on stage before a live audience.
Is there a story in you that’s dying to be told, but you’re not sure how? Next week I’ll explore the differences I’ve found between writing and blogging, and share my tips on how to blog your own genealogy stories.