Passing it on
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. You can write your family history.
Carmack, Sharon DeBartolo. Carmack’s guide to copyright & contracts: a primer for genealogists, writers & researchers.
Gouldrup, Lawrence P. Writing the family narrative.
Inspiring examples illustrating the part of individuals in the broad sweep of history:
Gates, Henry Louis. Faces of America: how 12 extraordinary people discovered their pasts.
Matthews, Linda H. Middling folk: three seas, three centuries, one Scots-Irish family.