In 2002 I returned from Shanghai (China) to embark on writing my first book. I decided that I could afford to take six months out of the Rat-Race to follow my passion and begin my journey of writing, seriously...
A great deal of rain and therefore water has rolled under the bridge. I have weathered tyrants and tears and I have even asked myself many times what motivates me to carry on...
It is challenging to admit some of my greatest motivations have come from being told I shouldn’t, I couldn’t, and I wouldn’t. No names. Oh, except one particular Lt Colonel in the Royal Engineers...
It is oftentmes more difficult to spot the little boy who has been bullied and bolsters his own ego to merely compensate for his own demons and his deepest fear that he himself is inadequate...
If I don’t know you yet and you are still reading this, then there is every chance that you are thinking about continuing or maybe even starting your writing journey with me. There are risks and rules...
Imagine Mamie saying this to me over two decades ago. “If you can’t handle me telling you the truth about your writing without getting emotionally irregular then this is probably not for you…”
Based on the timeless wisdom expressed about the 'Writer's Magic in the Classic Inspirational Guide by Dorothea Brande. The Artists Way by Julia Cameron and Stephen King's Memoir of the Craft in On WRITING. Are you ready to register your interest...
If you want to read the full BLOG On Writing and find out Rule Number Two click BLOG...
"A child's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled."
"To break the spell of inertia and frusatration Act as if it were impossible to fail."
Our unique offer uses a mix of interactive workshops, real world examples and experiential learning to take you on a trajectory of tried and tested approaches, techniques, values, and beliefs so that you can harness what you need to continue or begin your journey 'On Writing'.
Learn about the Writer’s Magic. Understand how to cultivate the temperament of a Writer. Develop authenticity and learn how to see for the first time or again as a Writer. Discuss the four difficulties of writing at all. Learn the rules of the Craft. Connect with your peers and become part of our Global Writing Alliance.
Weekly workshops augmented with supportive learning materials and monthly 1:1's will unmask your inner writer, guide you through the art of writing authentically and show you how to turn those ideas you have into a right good read. Key Note Speakers once a month who will share their own personal journey of sins and successes.
Have you always wanted to write a book, or wanted to know what is involved in actually becoming a Writer. You may have already started to write but struggle to keep going or indeed finish. You might already be writing lots of content but not getting the results you want. Or, perhaps you now just finally want to get published.
Preparation for the Journey starts now. Register your interest so that we can begin to define your main aim. Whether or not this is the right path for you and for you to get to know us. If you are successfull your journey with us will start in 2022 online or in person once a week for 40 weeks. Yes thats right, four zero, forty.
We are looking to select 12 Passionate Individuals who sincerely want to write inspirational, appealing, and heartfelt content to connect with readers on a Global Scale. The Journey is limited to only twelve candidates who can afford the time, the committment and the emotional investment.
By the end of this period you will have achieved your main aim. Each weekly workshop is 4 hours long with appropriate breakouts. Every month you will also have a full half day personal 1:1 with me. You may well still be asking yourself, what are the outcomes, what is the point or indeed many people's favourite radio station. WITFM!
'What's In This For Me'? At the end of the 40 weeks you will have that book you have always wanted to write, proof read, professionally edited, published and available to buy in all the major platforms globally with a digital marketing plan to connect with your very own constant readers.
We will all then finally celebrate your success together in person by spending four days at ARDOCH by the banks of Loch Lomond.
To register your interest: Contact me personally. "Tell me where you are in the world and a little about your writing . I’d love to hear from you..."
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Jamal, an African-American teenager, gains admission to a prestigious private school and discovers his talent for writing and also more importantly the KEY to writing with the help of William Forrester (aka Sean Connery), a reclusive Pulitzer-Prize winning author. (2mins 40 secs of genius)
This wonderful piece of footage is 29 mins long. I only wish it was longer. Every time I watch it, I feel grateful and blessed, I laugh and I cry. I hope it inspires you as she did for me, to start or continue your journey, 'On Writing'. Thank you Mamie. Much Love.
On the road with Mamie
Gerry Rafferty, Billy Connolly, Des Dillon, Peter Mullen to name but a few
Snooker Champion, Nun, Writer in Residence, BBC Screen Writer no not Alex, Mamie
Mamie a motorbike a mini-skirt and a banjo on Route 66