Sensitive Subjects - Writing the hard stuff (Personal track)

An online course plus replay from when it was taught live

Course Summary

What if everything wasn’t rosy in your family history or if your life had some rough patches? Learn how to write about challenging times with an eye toward triumph. Approach subjects with sensitivity and light. This is a self-paced online course with video lessons and exercises so you can work through these ideas in a quiet, thoughtful way. The online course also includes the replay from a 3-hour live workshop on the topic. Students who attended live reported having breatkthroughs! Part of the live class included a special segment by Dr. Penny Walters of England who wrote Ethical Dilemmas in Genealogy and The Psychology of Searching. She is a professor at the University of Bristol and is a popular RootsTech speaker. She will present on the nature of ethical dilemmas and will facilitate group discussion afterward. 

Course Curriculum

Course Pricing

  • Sensitive subjects & writing about the hard stuff
  • $97 USD

    Learn how to write about challenging times with an eye toward triumph.

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Rhonda Lauritzen

Rhonda Lauritzen is a professional biographer with multiple published books. She believes that when you tell your story, it changes the ending. This is why her passion is teaching, coaching, and presenting at conferences. As an author, she specializes in writing life stories, collecting oral history, and historical storytelling. Before she founded Evalogue.Life she served as a college Vice President and a CEO. In 2007 her family history writing journey began with the story of her parents, which became her first book, Every Essential Element, which was followed by others. Most recently she was the writing coach to Rob A. Gentile, author of the #1 bestseller, Quarks of Light – A Near-Death-Experience (What I saw that opened my heart).