Women writing their stories: A hands-on Zoom workshop

This June 5th course will be completely interactive, with live instruction & feedback.

Course Summary

 This one-day interactive workshop will entail the following:

- You will be able to start, continue and even finish a short story or scene.
- The workshop will be taught via Zoom but interactive with professional writers, Rhonda Lauritzen & Rachel Trotter.
- There will be writing and student read-aloud sections.
- You will learn how to organize your info, gather the right info and how to start your story and fill in the gaps.
- You will learn how to write vignettes – small parts to your bigger story.
- We will talk about writing basics like point of view, tense and dialogue.
- We will have Q & A throughout the session.
- Writing prompts will be provided ahead of time, so you will be ready to write once you come to the workshop.  

This course would make a wonderful gift

After purchase, you will be sent instructions for how to transfer enrollment to someone else, and  a printable gift certificate. 

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). 

Rachel Trotter

Rachel J. Trotter is a senior writer/editor at Evalogue.Life – Tell Your Story. She tells people’s stories and shares hers to encourage others. She loves family storytelling. A graduate of Weber State University, she has had articles featured on LDSLiving.com, lds.org, FamilySearch.org and Meridian Magazine. She has been a speaker at RootsTech, Weber State University Family History Conference, Conference on Family History at BYU and the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. She helps people tell and write their life stories and has written six life stories with several more in production. She has also helped several others write their own stories. She and her husband Mat have six children and she recently became a grandma! She and her family live on the East Bench in Ogden, Utah.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is a live, one day class on June 5, from 9 AM to 3 PM with a one-hour break from noon to 1.

No, this is an interactive class with live instruction and group feedback. 

We will have ideas on how to start, continue or even finish your life story and leave with a completed writing project. The workshop will be virtual, but will be engaging, with lessons on writing, opportunities for writing, plus reading your work and receiving feedback and coaching throughout the day. 

It is great if you have already done some writing, but all levels of writer are welcome. Everyone will learn and can benefit from the structure to complete a story in class. 

What Students Say About our Live Classes

"Loved this class and I am so excited. I can see this work as a way to bring together all my interests & everything that I love—family, other people & cultures, writing, photography - everything. Also, I love the energy you bring to your work— you bring so much light and enthusiasm!"
Lynette, Philippines

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“Rhonda, Thank you so much for the inspiration, education and encouragement you have so generously given through the weekly course. I feel very lucky to have found you.”
Andrew, Australia
I have thoroughly enjoyed this professional class!!! I've learned so much and all of the resources have been awesome! I appreciate the processes and the tools you've found to work best. Thank you again for offering this course. I’ve just loved it.  
Tera, United States
“Your class was a delightful learning experience. It was nice to realize that a few well-told stories of the most impactful lessons of your life are enough to pass on to posterity. Thanks again for your inspiration.”
Nina, Unites States
“Thank you for your informative class and the wonderful follow-up emails! Each person in the class enriched my life. Thank you for doing this."
Mary, United States
“Thank you so much, Rhonda. I'm so excited for the future and being able to be a part of your network.  This is going to be terrific!"
Shirley, United States

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