Wednesday May 10, 2023

Strategies for Writing About Personal Trauma

Guest: Dr. Janyne McConnaughey, author of award-winning Trauma in the Pews and nationally known trauma-informed author and advocate.

Janyne speaks on her challenges and strategies of writing about one's personal trauma so that the reader is affirmed and not re-traumatized. How much do you share? When to name names? How to honor your loved ones? How to show your readers they’re not alone without over-exposing or retraumatizing yourself? And how do you avoid making enemies of the people you want to help? If you’re a writer or author who wants to share your experiences and a healing message, this episode is for you.

Janyne’s most recent book, Trauma in the Pews, won Gold in the 2023 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award. Find her books, resources, and ways to connect with Janyne at


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