Workshops - Start to Finish Agency

Our Workshops

We create a structured and highly supportive environment where you can explore, learn, and discover more about yourself and your skills.

At the end of every workshop, whether it's branding and marketing or writing, you'll feel energized and ready to move forward with your goals.

Scroll down for more details on the branding and writing workshops we offer. You can register or inquire about booking us for a private workshop by filling out our contact form at the bottom of this page.




A 12.5-hour online writing course developed by an experienced editor for writers who want to develop a story into a manuscript ready for publication. 

This unique course provides participants with actionable and practical information that helps writers not only learn important writing elements, but also learn what the next steps are to get published. 

- Covers everything from developing an idea into a story and creating a framework that helps prevent writer's block

- Learn how plot, character, and world-building work together

- Find your voice and writing style

- Next steps for getting published (traditional and indie), and the basics of an author platform

- Q&A time with each session

- Personal feedback

12.5 hours



Writing a memoir can be fraught with emotional landmines.

This workshop will help you build healthy mental and emotional tools to handle any potential stress points.
Using rituals and exercises grounded in PTSD research, we will help you channel your memories and research in a way that allows you to nurture compassion and kindness not only for others but for yourself.
Participants will also bring home downloadables to help them continue writing on their own. 
2 hours and 15 minutes

Maloy shared her wisdom in writing and her experience in getting manuscripts published. Her class is so inspiring that you wouldn’t want to leave your seat and miss a detail. Very informative!

Analyn C. 

Maloy gave me hope to continue writing, and the writing tips I learned from her workshop make me more confident about what I need to do to make my manuscript better. I'm still not sure about which type of publishing path to take, but Maloy provided me with all the information I need to (eventually) make my decision.

Gian Carlo J. 


I just wanted to say a huge, if delayed, thank you [to Doretta] for the workshop on Saturday. It ended up being even more relevant given the world’s current situation. It was a lovely safe space to talk self-care as writers and I feel I learned a lot about myself, my writing and what it means to be a writer. I took away some great ideas on self-care including getting back to writing out a “done” list at the end of each day with even the smallest wins on it. And I also learned that I feel most powerful when I’m doing something kind for someone.

Danica L. 

Fantastic workshop! Thank you, Doretta, for facilitating such an engaging workshop based in self-care.

Anne T. 



Our personal branding workshop is tailored for writers, musicians, and other creative entrepreneurs. We believe you have a story worth telling, and we help you discover it.

Our workshop covers:

- Branding isn't what it seems

- The good, the bad, and the ugly: the steps to personal branding

- Your narrative is your value

- Moving forward with a legacy

At the end of the workshop, you'll feel empowered to build a living personal brand that lets you build a following around you and your work.

Maximum 20 participants

4 hours



Our business branding workshop will give your small business a big boost in branding. We go hard into the details of what makes your brand work for your customers.

This workshop covers:

- The brand that you need

- Coming clean: the dirt that helps your brand connect

- What's the story? Identifying your narrative

- Who's out there? Understanding your value to your customers

- It's alive: how to keep your brand fresh and dynamic

At the end of this workshop, you'll be able to present your brand in a meaningful way that highlights its unique value.

Maximum 20 participants

4 hours


In this workshop, you will learn how to maximize marketing tools, from social media and traditional media to events and networking. Whether you're a small business owner or an artist, you'll learn which tools help you and how to get the most out of them.

This workshop covers:

- Social media: what works and what doesn't

- Content is king: how content can help you get ahead

- 1000 True Fans: how to find and maintain a core group of believers

- Yes, pitch: how to find the right angles and narratives to get media interested 

At the end of this workshop, you’ll understand how to utilize effective marketing to create interest and promote your work or business.

Maximum 25 participants

4-5 hours

Everyone in the room was given a safe space to talk about what made them unique and who they are, which gave us room to go into a deep dive to determine how we present ourselves to the world, and put a name to it. I cannot recommend this [personal branding workshop] enough, especially to those starting out.

Carla D.G. (Writer)

I was pleasantly surprised at the direction we took...the [personal branding] workshop allowed us moments of introspection and learning more about our peers through sharing what we thought were our strengths and failures. It was an amazing experience, and certainly something I do not regret attending, even if it made me feel more vulnerable than usual.

Tara F. (Writer)


Email us to register for a workshop or book us to for a private one!