Over the evening Hazel gave great advice about writing an interesting family history and it wasn’t all just listening. Hazel was into audience participation and several writing and thinking exercises were set and under Hazel’s guidance some lovely pieces of writing were completed. I just hope some of the audience publish their stories because there were some very intriguing snippets; love letters that may or may not be published; cousins who aren’t really cousins; gypsy blood queries. My interest was well and truly piqued.
At the end of the evening Hazel was available with more advice and to sign copies of her book, How to Write a Non-Boring Family History.
Oh, and we also learned how to sign “I love hippopotamuses” – well, you never know when it might come in handy.