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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.

Storytelling tips

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.

Why Exposing Yourself is Good Clean Fun

Why Exposing Yourself is Good Clean Fun

No one likes a clown at midnight. I love Stephen King. A clown in the dark. In the rain. On your doorstep. Holding a knife. Now that we all feel uncomfortable, let’s talk about blowing it. You know, the charmingly delicious epic fails we’ve done on page and (Zoom)...

How to write: Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite… and repeat

How to write: Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite… and repeat

One of the great joys in life is finishing a first draft of anything. A freshly painted wall – preferably a colour you love. A newly planted garden – assuming you love digging deep and getting dirty. A manuscript and mission of love –an achievement causing fist pumps...

Take the mischief out of your message

Take the mischief out of your message

You know what you want to say but you don’t know how to say it. My friend, meet the superhero called Outline. Each of your Big Ideas (i.e., your teaching points, the meat-and-potatoes of your content) is best served up by fitting into a P.A.R.T.S. structure. This...

Is it really all about you?

Is it really all about you?

One of the biggest pet peeves on the planet, according to me, is the prima-donna, all-about-me writer. Whether these people are on page or stage, their stories usually start with their favourite word: me, me, me -- not you! -- meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Sigh.

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Writers, Speakers & Authors-to-Be

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Story Crew

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.

Shannon Leahy

Shannon Leahy

Talker

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.

Dingle

Dingle

Office Manager

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.

Norm Beaver

Norm Beaver

Listener

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.