Sensitive Subjects - Writing the hard stuff (Personal track)-2022

Live full-day workshop Saturday, April 9

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 in your family with sensitivity and light. You will come away with mindsets and practical guidance to help you approach difficult conversations, and difficult questions in your story.

This was an interactive full-day workshop taught on April 9, 2022. For those who missed it live, he replay is now available, saved in convenient blocks for easy viewing. 

Course Curriculum

Course Pricing

  • Sensitive Subjects 2022
  • $97 USD

    Writing the hard stuff in family history or your own story.

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Student Reviews

“Taking that first step into family story telling, even just dangling your toes over the edge is so so so hard! I wanted to compile histories before the story tellers are gone and their histories lost but just didn’t know where to begin and didn’t want to do it wrong. The tips and tricks I am learning give me to confidence to leap. If you aren’t quite ready to start but know you will someday, or if you do this all the time and are looking for ways to better utilize your time and/or improve and develop your process, I think you will find some really useful information here. You won’t regret this!”
Tammy, Mesa, Arizona
"Using what you taught us, I posted photos and short stories about my husband who died thirty years ago. I transferred his voice from cassette to flash drive. I uploaded his voice to FamilySearch. I am amazed at the reticent relatives and friends that appreciate these stories! The process showed me all I've lived through already. I can do this, too. Thank you"
Chris, U.S.A.
“My favorite part of this class was listening to Rhonda. She is very inspiring and yet humble and practical. She motivates me to do the work in order to achieve my goal of telling my family stories. I still keep looking back and changing things, but I've learned that I need to get it all out and then fix and polish it. I very much appreciated this class. It did orient me to a general understanding for the process of writing a short story or a fat book. I now see that one can learn and develop the skills needed to finish a project successfully. More people should know that writers can be self-made.” 
Jeri,  Kuna, ID
"You are an answer to prayer and are giving me lots of ideas."
Mary, U.K. 
"Thank you for teaching this class. It is making my life better and giving me the encouragement I need to finish my book.”
Christina, U.S.A.
"I really enjoyed your class and feel like I was set to go on a journey. I have to confess that I was not sold on the storyboard idea at the beginning of the class, but as I have studied it and learned a bit more, I can see and recognize it not only in books and movies but in real life. Very interesting!"

Santiago, U.S.A.
"To Rhonda Lauritzen of Evalogue.Life, writing coach and mentor: without your loving guidance this book would not have been written." 
Rob A. Gentile, author of bestselling "Quarks of Light:  A Near-Death Experience."  
"I appreciated the approach to handle Sensitive Subjects. I started writing! The information was clearly presented; now it’s a matter of application and crafting my ancestor story.”
Kitty L, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
"This class was well done! I’m not being hyperbolic by saying you are a remarkable teacher, leader and guide for this work."
Patrick, Butler, author of Star Bat in Belize


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).