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.
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."
My 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 Writing Alliance.
Weekly 2-hour workshops augmented with supportive learning materials 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.
Anyone who from around the globe who has always wanted to write a book, or who has always wanted to know what is involved in actually becoming a Writer.
Writers who have started on their journey but struggle to keep going or indeed finish or Writers who are writing lots of content but not getting the results they want. Or, even Writers who now finally want to get published.
Perhaps you simply sincerely want to write inspirational, appealing, and heartfelt content to connect with readers on a global scale.
The Amber Chapter starts this summer 2021. Online once a week and for six weeks from 1400 hours GMT until 1630 hours GMT.
The Red Chapter also starts this summer 2021. Online once a week six weeks from 12 noon GMT until 1430 hours GMT.
Each Chapter will be on a different day. The start dates are still to be confirmed. It's looking very likely to be JULY.
If you are interested, enroll by contacting me personally. I look forward to seeing you whenever the time is WRITE. 🤣😂 Soz 🙏
To enroll: Contact me personally. Tell me where you are in the world and a little about your writing . I’d love to hear from you.
Each Chapter is limited to 12 participants, and each session is 2.5hrs long with appropriate break outs.
Let me know whether you tend towards the Red or the Amber Chapter and I’ll send you information on how to pay.
Cost: £110GBP or your country's equivilant. Whatever the exchange rate is on the day. We are Artists. I trust you.
I know for many these are difficult times. I will never allow finances to get in the way of creativity so if you are struggling financially get in touch and we will work something out.
Happy to answer any questions by e mail, WhatsAPP or Zoom. Whatever works for you. I am looking forward to hearing from you...
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