Let me begin with my big news: I got my first fully fledged online course off the ground, and it's open for enrollment:
Learn all about it here, and reserve your spot!
This is a workshop course, so I do need to limit the number of participants.
The course begins January 16, 2022.
For all of you subscribers, I am happy to offer a 20% discount:
Please use the coupon code NEWSLETTERSUBSCRIBER at checkout.
My decision to run this course as a workshop, i.e. with plenty of interaction and feedback between instructor and students, is a direct outcome of the mini course on Writing Stories from Family History I taught in November. I so enjoyed interacting with my students and seeing their work that I decided my first course would not follow the self-study model I had envisioned. Learning by doing, right?
My sample Book of My Things.
Here's an example of one of the stories in the book:
I also finally put together a photo essay of the first half of our trip to North Dakota back in August, so in case you're in the mood for a virtual escape, let me take you to the plains:
The second half will hopefully be ready when I send out my year-end edition of this newsletter along with other goodies.
Scenic Drive, South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National ParkI
As usual, I also have a favorite recipe to share with you, namely:
The Best Recipe for Leftover Chicken or Turkey: White Chili
This recipe is from my friend Nita Brooks, who’s a) a quintessential Southern belle, and b) an amazing cook. She prepares the greatest dinners at my former online writing group’s conferences (which hopefully we can do in person again!). Cooking for a crowd is its own skill!
At one of these conferences she made this chili, and I loved it. I loved it even more once I learned how easy it is to make.
This white chili has become my go-to recipe whenever we have leftover turkey, i.e. after Thanksgiving, when we tend to have lots of that rather dry turkey breast meat that doesn’t lend itself well to being reheated on its own.
So, into the chili pot it goes! You can use leftover chicken, too, of course, I just never have any…
So much for today. As mentioned, there will be a year-end edition of this newsletter, in which I will put out an updated version of the Writer's Workbook. That has become such a tradition by now! I also have another goodie up my sleeve that'll be more about writing
family history, so stay tuned on that.
In the meantime, I wish you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season and a restful winter break!