My dear storytellers, I’m not doing a livestream today. Instead, I’m tidying up, searching for the purrrfect cranberry sauce recipe (one of these years I’m going to nail it, though honestly I never met a cranberry sauce I didn’t like), and taking things nice and slow.
I’m so grateful for you all. It’s a treat to be part of a community of writers like you—thoughtful about the work, interested in learning how to do better, and aware that the true path of the storyteller is not just a hobby or even a profession, but a vocation.
We’re all part of the long lineage of storytellers. As you probably know by now, this job is not for the faint of heart!
We hold a mirror up to the world so that it might see itself a little more clearly, and (we hope) take one more brave step toward the light.
We ransack our own hearts and hurts and weave our private treasures into tales that make others feel seen, heard, and understood.
We work harder than we expect to (it always comes as a surprise!) to weave our stories and words into a magic carpet that can transport our readers into adventures they would never otherwise experience.
If we do our job well, just like the hero of our tale, our readers will return from the adventure wiser, truer, and more full of compassion.
We writers are not superhuman, but we do know how to imagine. Day after day, we imagine ourselves a little better than we are, in order to invent stories that leave our readers a little better than they were.
As we travel this challenging path, I like to think we make ourselves a little better along the way, too. It’s a hero’s journey indeed!
Speaking of hero’s journeys: I know some of you have been waiting for the next Path of the Storyteller program to open enrollment. I’ve put together a Black Friday offer for you. The program begins in January with a new cohort of students, and I would love for you to be one of them.
This Black Friday offer saves you $300 off the cost of enrollment. This pricing ends Monday and I won’t be discounting the price again, so please claim your spot now. It’s the very best time to enroll.
As always, you can reach out to me directly if you have any questions. I’ll be happy to answer.
Be well and be grateful, my dear storytellers! Have a wonderful holiday. As you gather with others, I hope you’ll listen to each other’s stories, and tell a few of your own, too.
Yours in storytelling,
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