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.
Staying Mindful and Merry When Everyone Else is NUTS!
‘Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la! All your family is coming to visit, fa la la la la, la la la la! The office (virtual) potluck, drunk-and-daring, fa la la la la la la la laaaaaaaa! Why are you crying, kind heart? Joy to the world, dashing...
The gift of chaos and confusion
Quick, tell me your favourite pet peeve. Quick, tell me what you hate about the world right now. Quick, tell me what you can’t stand doing on weekends. Quick, tell me why your boss or mother-in-law is a sociopath. Easy, right? <ahem> Hello? You’re still thinking...
There’s a BIG difference between spinning a story and weaving a web of lies
I grew up listening to one piece of advice. My father said it. My grandfather said. And the advice was always delivered in the potato patch. Or in front of a pumpkin. “Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.” Stories were currency in my family and if you...
Letting Go to Let in Light
When I used to travel and speak -- oh, the good ole' days! -- I'd go against protocol about how to finish a keynote or presentation. Toastmasters, keep breathing. A lot of professional speakers do NOT thank their audience at the end. Why? Because the audience should...
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.