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Redwood (Hybrid): The Heart of the Story: Using Developmental Coaching to Find and Finesse Your Story

June 18, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m.
Register, below, for a Zoom link or to attend in person at the Finley Center.

The Heart of the Story: Using Developmental Coaching to Find and Finesse Your Story
Betsy Graziani Fasbinder

In the forest/trees metaphor, we writers sometimes focus on the leaves. Having a fresh pair of eyes can help us to the bigger picture of our story as a whole.

In this presentation we’ll cover:

  • What is “developmental” story coaching (from pros and peers) and what isn’t it?
  • When and how to use story coaching to your best advantage.
  • The Goldilocks of story editing: Not too little, not too much…just right.
  • How to use story coaching to find YOUR voice, not to have someone else write or rewrite your story.

For Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, storytelling in all of its forms is nearly a religion. As a therapist for more than 30 years, as a genre-jumping author, as a speaking coach, and in her role as a writing coach, she strives to tell and help others tell their lived and imagined stories with clarity, candor, and heart. Betsy has helped dozens of clients transform their books from first-draft to submission-ready, helping them find their own voices and the essence of the stories they want to tell. She is the host and producer of The Morning Glory Project, an interview podcast featuring the stories of survivors, thrivers, innovators, and trailblazers. She is the author of Fire and Water, Filling Her Shoes, and From Page to Stage: Inspiration, Tools, and Public Speaking Tips for Writers.

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June 18, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Finley Communiy Center
2060 W. College Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA United States
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