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Do Story – How to tell your story so the world listens

Bobette Buster

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'The universe is made of stories, not atoms.' - Muriel Rukeyser

Today’s world wants to know you and the real story behind why you do what you do.

Whether you have a product to sell, a company mission to share or an audience to entertain, people are far more likely to engage and connect if you deliver a well-crafted story with an emotional core.

Bobette Buster is a story consultant to major studios including Pixar, Disney and Sony Animation. In Do Story she teaches the art of telling powerful and engaging stories. With profiles of activists, leaders and visionaries, she shares a variety of styles and subjects to demonstrate her Ten Principles of Storytelling. Find out

  • How to source, structure and shape your story
  • The power of the 'gleaming detail'
  • Why an emotional connection is key

Newly updated and expanded with two new chapters, beautiful artwork by Millie Marotta and plenty of practical tips and exercises, you will discover how to take your own storytelling from great. So, what’s your story? 

About the author

Bobette Buster grew up in Kentucky, in a region renowned for its great storytellers. After graduating, she produced an oral history of the area that is now archived at the Kentucky Museum. She then moved to Hollywood to learn the business of script development. She is the author of Do Listen: Understand what's really being said. Find a new way forward(forthcoming September 2018); the writer and producer of Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound feature documentary (2019) and several feature narrative projects, including Charlotte and Gold Fellas. She is a story consultant to major studios including Pixar, Disney and Sony Animation and to leading production companies, as well as advertising and marketing agencies around the world. She also leads storytelling workshops all over the globe. She has lectured internationally and is currently Professor of the Practice of Digital Storytelling at Northeastern University, Boston. She lives in Los Angeles, California.


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