Who We Are
Lighthouse Storytelling teaches people how to write and speak better. We’re a safe place for awesome women and men looking to create phenomenal things on page or stage.
We’re a community of Story Sisters and Beacon Brothers who believe the stories and wisdom they carry are more powerful than creative fears, perfectionism paralysis and rejection “failures.”
Think your story can help and empower other people? Good. Me too. Let’s run into the dark with our story torch held high!
p.s. The first step in starting (and finishing!) the Work is showing compassion and love for the lighthouse. That’s you. Be kind to yourself, storyteller. We got this.
You can write. You can speak. You can share, inspire and be celebrated. I promise.
One-Minute Story Tips is a labour of love. Writers have a lot of “wisdom,” which I define as knowing what does not work. Perfectionism? Nope. Playing it safe? Nope. Feedback from trolls? Nope. OMST is all about finding your voice, your Joy and your confidence on page and stage.
I started “One-Minute Story Tips” almost 10 years ago – whaaaaaaaaaaat! – as a way of overcoming my shyness problem. Oh hahaha. While attending Toastmasters, a public-speaking club, I noticed a lot of people thought I was magical. Like a witch. A word witch. As I...
A number of weeks ago I wrote a letter to the New York Times. My email to their senior writer and managing editor was NOT a fan letter. I was complaining about a front-page “hit piece” I didn’t agree with or like. At all. But guess what? The senior writer wrote me...
Imagine you have the word “heart” written on your chest. (Yes, you can be topless but no need to send me photos or request photos. We’re all bored and scared, I get it.) H-e-a-r-t. Do you see it? Drop the H and the T and you have the word “ear.” Oh, wait. Rainman has...
So you have problems, right? And you probably want solutions to those problems, correct? Okay, so far so good. I’m waddling behind you, a-okay. But what about the big stuff? The nasty stuff you’re worried about AND you know how to solve. Stop blushing, Modest Mary....
Writers, Speakers & Authors-to-Be
Welcome to Story Land, kid!
Lighthouse Storytelling is like a tiny circus. We all have our roles. There’s the professional loudmouth and wordsmith. The cat intent on telling his life story. And the friendly beaver forced to listen to it all. We hire outside talent for bigger gigs but for the most part we’re The Show. Until you are.
Professional chatterbox. (I actually own a megaphone.) Story hunter. Cheerleader in jackboots. A writer by trade and storyteller by heart, I teach people how to get clear, confident and creative about their story.
Tyrant. Purr-er. Meow-er. “All about me” divo. Dingle is notorious for making guest appearances at writing workshops and stage coaching sessions. Nothing makes him grin more than rolling around on your sacred pages.
Audio engineer. IT guy. Mic fixer. Possible saint. “Does my hair look okay?” pre-show therapist. Norm Beaver (“the Beaver”) works in children’s animation so he doesn’t scare easy and loves a good story.
Obviously and forever, we would never ever treat your email like a garbage can. Your characters stay right here in Story Land. Oh yeah! When you sign up, you’ll get a free course and our daily or weekly inspiration emails. And a pony.