The Heart of the Story

Using Developmental Coaching to Find & Finesse Your Story 

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 rewrite your story 

About Betsy

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 to 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 & Water, Filling Her Shoes, and From Page to Stage: Inspiration,
Tools, and Public Speaking Tips for Writers

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Meeting Agenda and Logistics

  • 12:45 pm Zoom Room and in person meeting opens for informal conversation with members and guests
  • 1:00 pm Meeting beings — Welcome from the President
  • 1:05 pm Featured Presentation
  • 2:15 pm Board Announcements
  • 2:20 pm Member Announcements
  • 2:30 pm Meeting Closes

The meeting will be recorded and made available to registrants.

All CWC members and non-members are welcome to attend. 

Express Members use a special code during registration. 

You can scan the QR Code below or hit the pink button to register for the meeting.

QR June 2022


Saturday, 18 June 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM PDT

Please arrive ten minutes before the hour.
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This is an online event. 

The meeting will be recorded. 

You may attend in person:

Finley Community Center
2060 West College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401


Judy Baker, Vice President 
Redwood Branch of the California Writers Club 
If you have questions about the event or how to register.

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