Whittier Area Genealogical Society
Whittier Area Genealogical Society

Life Story Writers Group

Who Are We?
The Life Story Writers Group consists of individuals who are working on writing stories that help to document their own lives or those of their family members or ancestors.  The Life Story Writers Group is sponsored by the Whittier Area Genealogical Society (WAGS).  You do not need to be a member of WAGS to participate in this group - all writers are welcome!
 
What We Can Offer You
At our monthly meetings, members of the group read the stories they have written about themselves or their family members.  We will not criticize your writing style, correct your grammar or your spelling.  We may ask for more details about your story, or gently ask for clarification.  We may point out resources to help you identify where to go next in your writing, help you improve your writing skills, or identify resources to help share or publish your stories.  Scroll down for links to some of those resources.
 
The WAGS motto is Discovering our family stories.  Helping others do the same.
We want to encourage you to write your stories - in whatever voice you choose. 
 
When & Where We Meet
The Life Story Writers Group meets at 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.  We are currently meeting virtually through Zoom.  In order to be added to our mailing list, and receive meeting reminders, instructions on how to join our Zoom meetings, and monthly writing suggestions, send a request to our meeting facilitator anewcomerok@charter.net.
 
Resources for Life Story / Family History / Genealogy Writers
Wondering what to write about? The Life Story Writers Group offers ideas through our Monthly Writing Prompts.
Don't know what to write? Our quarterly column, The Writer's Block, presents suggestions for overcoming your fears and getting started.
Need some writing tips? We update our Writing Tips & Tricks page weekly to help guide you on your writing journey.
Looking for more guidance? Our Writing Links page sends you to the best resources we can find on the web. 
Do you want to help your fellow writers? If you've  found a writing tip that has helped you, a useful website about family history writing, or any other resources for writers, we'd love to hear from you!  Send us  the information, and we'll consider posting on our web pages.  Send your suggestions to president@wagswhittier.org. 
 
Events for Writers
Nov 24, 2020
12:00 pm
Pacific
Dec  1, 2020
5:00 pm
Pacific
Dec 9, 2020
1:00 pm
Pacific
December Life Story Writers Group Meeting