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How to write your life story? Take a class! We have spent years creating a full lineup of online and in-person classes, workshops and presentations. Here are the latest offerings to help you write a memoir, family history, or other story. 

With most conferences and in-person classes canceled for 2020, we are directing our attention to online teaching, one-on-one coaching, and  interviews by phone. We would love to help you with your story from home! 

How to write your life story – online flagship class 

  • Inspiring, bite-sized lessons and videos to guide you through the whole process of writing your life story, or that of someone you love. 
  • Self-paced course is patterned after ten hours of live instruction. Finish in a weekend, or spread over a month with exercises, templates, and loads of practical tips to help you finish. You are going to be so glad you took this class, it will save time, frustration, and help you finish. 
  • Click here to preview and watch free video lessons! 

Oral history mini course


Parts of a book – how to structure a story to captivate readers

In this delightful online course you will learn a simple method to structure any story—fiction or true life, long or short. Hook readers by storyboarding emotional beats of the hero’s journey. Click here to preview.

Individual coaching by phone: 

We would love to help you one-on-one so you can capture your story yourself.  This is perfect if you have the spark to write, but would like to collaborate on getting organized, storyboarding your tale, or handling technology. We sometimes help a client with just one session, or your can purchase a package at a discounted rate. In some cases cases, we act as collaborators through the whole process of writing and publishing a book. Let’s face it, writing a book is hard work, and you may need some help to keep you on track throughout the process, while still maintaining control.

Click here for more details.

Instructors: Rhonda Lauritzen and Rachel J. Trotter

Teaching and presenting experience logos - RootsTech speaker, National Genealogical Society, Weber State University continuing education, Snow College, BYU family history conference, Women in Business, State of Utah history conference, Southern California Genealogical Society,  Ogden-Weber Technical College

For more writing resource and articles click here

For interviewing and oral history resources click here

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