For those who are receiving script coaching:

  • Good digital stories tell and show a slice of life. Not everything is articulated. Some things are only hinted about.

 

  • Good digital stories speak from a distance. A distance that has given you insight and perhaps wisdom. If you are still processing an experience, or are simply too close to it, it may not be the right story to tell right now.

 

  • Good digital stories are not about revealing your secrets to the world. However, some people choose to tell very personal stories, and they do that for very personal reasons.

 

  • In general, if you are trying teach a lesson, or looking to judge someone, that sense of righteousness will come out in your story and be a turn-off. You may be better off telling what an experience means to you or what you learned from it.

 

  • The person coaching you on the frame of your story is trying to help you with these points

 

For those who are giving script coaching:

 

  • Script coaching is different that Story Circle feedback
  • In script coaching, you’re trying to help a person move from a text that may read like a diary entry to one that is a script set in time and place
  • Therefore, it’s good to ask questions that make the person think in time and place
    • Where were you when ABC XYZ happened?
    • What were you thinking?
    • What pictures/ images/ personal artifacts come to mind?
    • Looking back, what were the turning points?
    • I noticed that ABC and XYZ have parallels. Do you see it that way, too?
    • I noticed the stark differences between ABC and XYZ. Do you see it that way, too?
    • When did you know your life/work/education/hobby would forever be different than it was before?

 

  • Keep in mind that all stories do not need resolution. The resolution may be that you have not reached resolution and continue to struggle with what you are describing