about Mario

 About the Founder (Writing Into Freedom)...

"Daring and innovative... he is also a passionate and empathic teacher of his trade.

In Mario you are sure to move closer to that most elusive thing - your inner muse."

Dr. Conohar Scott      School of Film and Media    University of Lincoln (UK)

Building a productive and energising relationship with your own creativity isn't something that necessarily happens overnight - but I believe it CAN happen.

I created Writing Into Freedom because I've witnessed so much artistic suffering with SO many writers over the years: wonderful and genuine people who brim with a yearning to write, but can't quite seem to get there.  Thousands of poems, novels, short stories, plays... never realised.  For so many people I work with, inspiration simply isn't at their fingertips, and their muse has her mouth (mostly) zipped firmly shut.

Then there are those writers who DO get there, but somehow can't go the extra step.  They sense their writing needs that mysterious something... but what...?  How...?  I've been there.  Page after page that takes day after day to bring into the world, but never really lifts into a life of its own.

Through tried-and-trusted methods, I aim to make creativity happen for YOU.  I'm not particularly heroic or selfless, but for some reason one of my deepest joys is to see someone take off as a writer.  Through a love of language and my Anglo-Italian determination and bloody-mindedness, I've stuck at it and stuck at it... and I've found ways to make something happen in my writing almost every time I try.  To my utter surprise and relief, I discovered that those ideas worked for other writers too, in prose and poetry alike.

So, I know how it feels when the writing doesn't happen; and I know how it feels when it does.  I don't want to sit on my very best resources (techniques that I know really DO work) when so many people seem to need them.

Apart from wanting to make an OK living (so I can write myself!) all I hope for is to see these ideas bearing fruit for anyone in drought.  Let the silent tears turn to vibrant rain.

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Award-winning author and educator Mario Petrucci has taught and mentored writers for over three decades, generating unique creative writing resources internationally.  He is a qualified teacher, lecturer and educationalist with a wealth of experience working with children and adults.  He has also published numerous books and won major writing competitions across the globe.

Mario has created Writing Into Freedom as a way of passing on his very best writing resources and techniques to writers everywhere, for free, quickly and effectively.

Who I've helped...

I’ve worked with thousands of students and writers, and we’ve never failed to produce something of value together.  I mean an entirely new perspective on writing and a fresh relationship with your creative self.

I’ve mentored 80-year-olds who’d endured writer’s block for decades, convinced they’d never write again.  I’ve helped university students who, as kids, had been excited and moved by literature and poetry, but who needed, as adults, to get out of a writing rut.  And I’ve guided women who sensed their deepest truths were locked away behind thick doors of self-doubt, confusion and endless childcare.

What I find is always the same.  With a little guidance – the right kind of guidance – and a smattering of tried-and-tested techniques, those doors begin to open.  Actually, the windows open too – and even the rafters begin to spread their woody arms to the sky...

Writing 1111 poems?!

I recently challenged myself to write 1111 poems from utter scratch.  This would be my magnum opus, my writing pinnacle!  But why wait for the muse to ‘strike’?  There had to be a way to let creativity happen in me each time it was needed, even when I didn’t feel up to it.

But what if I had nothing to say?  1111 times, without fail, it all worked out.  Why?  Because I’m a genius?  Not at all.  Because I’m really, really talented?  Well, not quite!  It’s because I’d found and practised a raft of sure-fire techniques that make language happen.

The exercises in Writing Into Freedom won’t give you 1111 poems; but something happens for just about everyone using them.  For 30 years, I've worked with every kind of writer imaginable: I’ve yet to pull a blank.

Please enjoy all the FREE resources on this site.   Go well!

“An amazing teacher... it wasn't until now that I understood the difference

between a good and a great poem.”

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about Mario

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