Orientation and Class Materials3 Lessons
Power of Place - Researching and Telling Stories of Places, Buildings and Homes5 Lessons
What does home mean to you? Have you ever considered a building a character? Where do you start researching a property? We will discuss these questions and more as we examine the power of place. All of our stories have settings, and sometimes those settings deserve their own stories. But how do you find those rich details and showcase them in an interesting narrative?
This topic is a passion of mine and I love sharing what I've learned over the years. There have definitely been some uncanny moments in my own historical detective work! This class is a combination of my personal research experience, real stories and case studies, and tools I've learned from historians and other professionals.
We will cover:
- What questions to ask when writing stories of places
- A checklist of the best sources for information on historical buildings
- Unexpected helps and habits to consider
Class will include heaps of encouragement for beginning writers and those with more experience. No matter where you are in your family history journey, your stories matter, and they should be shared and loved by others.
Use our secure and convenient portal to purchase your on-demand class.
Your self-paced course will be available immediately for you to enjoy!
On-demand access to videos, checklists, and other helpful resources. Instructor is professional writer, Rhonda Lauritzen.
That's completely up to you! You can binge the videos and resources in one long day or pace yourself.
Yes, watch the video and access all the materials on your own time.
We will have ideas on how to research and tell stories about places. You'll find writing checklists, links to supportive resources, uncanny real-life writing experiences and other inspiration. We also include a downloadable workbook to further help you on your project.
It is great if you have already done some writing, but all skill levels will feel welcome here. Everyone will learn and can benefit from the structure to complete a story in class.