Powerful Stories Change Everything

We are master storytellers, communication coaches and writers who serve the shift toward unity consciousness and global well-being. We deep-dive into your story,  distilling its essence and magnifying its power to facilitate its highest realisation in the world.

We ensure excellent writing and work with you to craft powerful communications and content, capable of touching hearts, shifting mindsets and bridging perspectives.

Are You:

  • Creating new-paradigm solutions, modalities or products?
  • Working in service of a better world for all?
  • Seeking collaborators who fully appreciate, understand and whole-heartedly support your work?

We work with long-term partners whose messages, projects and visions we resonate with. If your work is rooted in love and care, engenders well-being and upliftment, then we would love to ensure your message is understood and received where it matters.

Our Services:

Public Affairs

Sensitive Communications
Press Releases
Talks

Content Marketing

Blog Posts
Newsletters
Articles
Website Copy

Storytelling

Ghostwriting
E-books
Story development support

Book your FREE 30 min. consultation session, to meet and to discover how we can best advance your cause.

Our Mission Statement

We believe humanity is at a point where the old story of separation, exploitation, domination and control is dying, as we remember that all Life on Earth is inherently sacred and inextricably interconnected.

A new story, rooted in collaboration, care and respect, is needed for us to live in harmony with our environment and with one another.

Fortunately, across the globe, visionary people are working this new story into being. They are shifting the weight of the status quo, striving to create businesses, projects, solutions and initiatives that are forming the foundations of a healthier world.

It is our mission to ensure that they are widely recognized and thrive.

In a world where truth is often lost amidst the general noise, we are devoted to being the best, the most kick-ass, amplifiers for your story to be clearly seen, felt and perceived.

Founders of Simply Well Written

Meet the skilled word-smiths, crafting your message to touch the right audience.

Hanna Maria

Writer, embodiment coach and passionate lover of the earth.

About Hanna Maria

Hanna is a writer, embodiment coach and passionate lover of the earth. From a young age, her innate need to question conventional ways of living led her off the beaten track time and time again. Called by the lessons of the unknown Hanna left her home country, Germany, at the age of 20, travelling the countries of Southern Africa.

Her deep love for writing has always spun a red thread through her life: lots of writing, creating worlds with the written word; much like painting with words, like an image or impression, with pen or keyboard as ‘brush’.

She completed her BA at the University of Cape Town and a postgraduate degree at Rhodes University, South Africa, working in the fields of Social Anthropology, Pedagogy, Dance, Choreography and Physical Theatre.

Her passion for adventure and the unknown kept her travelling. She has sailed from South Africa to Europe, without having sailed before. She has experienced 20 different countries and worked in many different contexts – from organic farming to refugee work, shop keeping, teaching, writing, editing and more. Through these experiences and her ability to adapt, Hanna developed a truly wide knowledge base, grounded in passionate curiosity and lived experience.

Hanna is also a committed explorer of the self and the human condition. Studying Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Movement Medicine, she has journeyed deep into the work of self-development. She facilitates deep embodiment sessions, yin and yang yoga, nature immersions, sound journeys, embodied self-love coaching, partner yoga and dance.

Her rich life experience and big compassionate heart makes her writing multilayered and full of perspective and wisdom. She brings empathy for diverse perspectives, and genuine warmth into all her work.

Today Hanna lives in South Africa. She has founded two businesses – Simply Well Written and Embodied Connection, which deepens people’s connection to earth, to self, to body and to spirit.

 

Gavin Sher

Writer, storyteller and student of the mystery of being.

About Gavin Sher

Born in South Africa, Gavin Sher, M.A., is a writer, storyteller and student of the mystery of being. From his earliest years he was consumed with a calling to use storytelling as a vehicle to uplift human consciousness.

To achieve this, he became obsessed with understanding how the world came to be as we find it, full of wondrous splendour but burdened with immense suffering and impending collapse.

He spent decades devouring works on every major subject, pouring through the canons of exoteric and esoteric knowledge, while mastering the craft of writing. At the same time he ticked the boxes with a post-graduate degree in history (University of the Witwatersrand), a masters in Philosophy (Rhodes University), and a professional certification in film production (Vancouver Film School; Canada).

His quest for knowledge led him ever more deeply into the spiritual dimension, until it dawned in him that the true gifts of life lay not in the acquisition of information but in surrender to the ultimate mystery of being. He learned to revel in the great gifts yielded by our not-knowing: surprise, humility, discovery, spontaneity, growth and play. After that, he began to enjoy life a lot more.

Along the way Gavin spent years working in South Africa’s film industry, getting hands-on with the arts, crafts and business required to create world-class films, before settling into the role of screenwriter. His expertise was recognized with a place on the funding panel of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), which determines who is awarded government funding for film in South Africa.

Gavin is now an award-winning writer who has written and developed a number of independent feature films and television series. He also works as a script editor for the NFVF, mentoring screen writers.

He has recently begun the long road of an independent producer, seeking to bring the perennial spiritual truths and a sense of the inter-dependence of all life into mass entertainment.

Irmina Jablonska

Visual designer, marketing wizard and unconventional adventurer

About Irmina Jablonska

Irmina is a visual communications specialist. She has extensive experience in digital marketing, graphic content creation and running social media campaigns in their totality. Fascinated by the nature of communication, she has devoted herself to mastering the digital arts, the visual message and the art of reaching the right audience.

Irmina has passionately helped many organizations and businesses to build their brands and find their language online. She has worked as a photographer, videographer and editor, creating content to promote corporate businesses and budding entrepreneurs. Her creativity has been recognized through wins in numerous logo creation contests.

Born in a small village in the Polish countryside, Irmina’s desire to explore the world set her apart from her peers. She studied at the University of Warsaw, achieving a multi-disciplinary degree in: Intercultural Studies of Central and Eastern Europe; Advertising, Graphic Design and Management; Ukrainian Philology.

Irmina’s relationship to her homeland changed after a job in the marketing department of National Instruments provided her with the opportunity to work abroad, when she joined their office in Budapest, Hungary. Jobs with other international corporations followed and, coupled with her love for travel, Irmina ultimately spent significant time in over 30 countries. She now considers herself a citizen of the world.

Irmina’s adventures include hitchhiking in the Caucasus, Balkans, and Southern Africa, hiking an extended Grand Drakensberg Traverse, exploring the Central European Carpathian Mountains and guiding extreme hikes around South Africa. She ultimately settled in Scarborough, Cape Town, close to the ocean and mountains, which always provide her with inspiration.
Energetic and professional, Irmina welcomes any challenge and loves to grow.

Meet the skilled word-smiths, crafting your message to touch the right audience.

Hanna Maria

Writer, embodiment coach and passionate lover of the earth.

Gavin Sher

Writer, storyteller and student of the mystery of being.

Irmina Jablonska

Visual designer, marketing wizard and unconventional adventurer

About Hanna Maria

Hanna is a writer, embodiment coach and passionate lover of the earth. From a young age, her innate need to question conventional ways of living led her off the beaten track time and time again. Called by the lessons of the unknown Hanna left her home country, Germany, at the age of 20, travelling the countries of Southern Africa.

Her deep love for writing has always spun a red thread through her life: lots of writing, creating worlds with the written word; much like painting with words, like an image or impression, with pen or keyboard as ‘brush’.

She completed her BA at the University of Cape Town and a postgraduate degree at Rhodes University, South Africa, working in the fields of Social Anthropology, Pedagogy, Dance, Choreography and Physical Theatre.

Her passion for adventure and the unknown kept her travelling. She has sailed from South Africa to Europe, without having sailed before. She has experienced 20 different countries and worked in many different contexts – from organic farming to refugee work, shop keeping, teaching, writing, editing and more. Through these experiences and her ability to adapt, Hanna developed a truly wide knowledge base, grounded in passionate curiosity and lived experience.

Hanna is also a committed explorer of the self and the human condition. Studying Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness and Movement Medicine, she has journeyed deep into the work of self-development. She facilitates deep embodiment sessions, yin and yang yoga, nature immersions, sound journeys, embodied self-love coaching, partner yoga and dance.

Her rich life experience and big compassionate heart makes her writing multilayered and full of perspective and wisdom. She brings empathy for diverse perspectives, and genuine warmth into all her work.

Today Hanna lives in South Africa. She has founded two businesses – Simply Well Written and Embodied Connection, which deepens people’s connection to earth, to self, to body and to spirit.

About Gavin Sher

Born in South Africa, Gavin Sher, M.A., is a writer, storyteller and student of the mystery of being. From his earliest years he was consumed with a calling to use storytelling as a vehicle to uplift human consciousness.

To achieve this, he became obsessed with understanding how the world came to be as we find it, full of wondrous splendour but burdened with immense suffering and impending collapse.

He spent decades devouring works on every major subject, pouring through the canons of exoteric and esoteric knowledge, while mastering the craft of writing. At the same time he ticked the boxes with a post-graduate degree in history (University of the Witwatersrand), a masters in Philosophy (Rhodes University), and a professional certification in film production (Vancouver Film School; Canada).

His quest for knowledge led him ever more deeply into the spiritual dimension, until it dawned in him that the true gifts of life lay not in the acquisition of information but in surrender to the ultimate mystery of being. He learned to revel in the great gifts yielded by our not-knowing: surprise, humility, discovery, spontaneity, growth and play. After that, he began to enjoy life a lot more.

Along the way Gavin spent years working in South Africa’s film industry, getting hands-on with the arts, crafts and business required to create world-class films, before settling into the role of screenwriter. His expertise was recognized with a place on the funding panel of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), which determines who is awarded government funding for film in South Africa.

Gavin is now an award-winning writer who has written and developed a number of independent feature films and television series. He also works as a script editor for the NFVF, mentoring screen writers.

He has recently begun the long road of an independent producer, seeking to bring the perennial spiritual truths and a sense of the inter-dependence of all life into mass entertainment.

About Irmina Jablonska

Irmina is a visual communications specialist. She has extensive experience in digital marketing, graphic content creation and running social media campaigns in their totality. Fascinated by the nature of communication, she has devoted herself to mastering the digital arts, the visual message and the art of reaching the right audience.

Irmina has passionately helped many organizations and businesses to build their brands and find their language online. She has worked as a photographer, videographer and editor, creating content to promote corporate businesses and budding entrepreneurs. Her creativity has been recognized through wins in numerous logo creation contests.

Born in a small village in the Polish countryside, Irmina’s desire to explore the world set her apart from her peers. She studied at the University of Warsaw, achieving a multi-disciplinary degree in: Intercultural Studies of Central and Eastern Europe; Advertising, Graphic Design and Management; Ukrainian Philology.

Irmina’s relationship to her homeland changed after a job in the marketing department of National Instruments provided her with the opportunity to work abroad, when she joined their office in Budapest, Hungary. Jobs with other international corporations followed and, coupled with her love for travel, Irmina ultimately spent significant time in over 30 countries. She now considers herself a citizen of the world.

Irmina’s adventures include hitchhiking in the Caucasus, Balkans, and Southern Africa, hiking an extended Grand Drakensberg Traverse, exploring the Central European Carpathian Mountains and guiding extreme hikes around South Africa. She ultimately settled in Scarborough, Cape Town, close to the ocean and mountains, which always provide her with inspiration.
Energetic and professional, Irmina welcomes any challenge and loves to grow.

 

Our Clients say

I have worked with some of Hollywood’s top screenwriters and Gavin is as good as any of them.


– By Director & Producer of “Samson”, 2018 (Watch “Samson” Trailer)

Bruce McDonald

Director, Producer

Hanna’s sense for language and the written word is profound. Her sensitivity enables her to bring life and balance into writing. It is her skill of deep listening that gives her the flexibility to be in service for all sorts of writings.

Kristin Glenewinkel

Movement Medicine Teacher and Physiotherapist

Gavin’s wealth of experience, analytical skills and attention to detail as a writer and editor is of a soberingly high level. His collaborations with me in theatre and film have given me huge value. I have Safta film awards and Fleur Du Cap theatre nominations as proof of this great gift he offers.

Brent Palmer

Actor, Director, Playwright

Gavin Sher has the rare gift – like a Michael Angelo sculpting a masterpiece out of a chunk of marble – to distill the essence and spirit inherent in an idea, so as to find form out of a jumble of thoughts and words, shaping it masterfully to capture the targeted audience. When I think of what he was presented with compared to the outcome, I can only say that his heart and soul is 100% in what he does, not to mention his penmanship.


Dirk Visser

Co-founder MensTrust Southern Africa, Founder Great Spirit Foundation

Hanna has been the editor for The School of Movement Medicine online newsletter for 7 years. During that time she has done an excellent job not only compiling the newsletter but also writing a lead article for each issue. She has always done the work in a timely and efficient manner and is clearly well liked by our readership.


Roland Wilkinson

Manager, School of Movement Medicine

Working with Gavin is endlessly rewarding. He is as knowledgeable about structure and story as he is committed to delivering the highest quality commercial work. Not only is he a skilled and nuanced writer, but he is a perceptive and supportive script editor who never loses sight of the big picture and over arcing needs of the story. It is always a pleasure to build worlds with him.

Kelsey Egan

Director, Screenwriter


Hanna writes well tailored, highly informative and engaging content. Beyond her excellent written prose, what impressed me about Hanna is her ability to deeply understand the values of an organisation and to skillfully extract its essence. In doing so she captivates audiences by touching hearts and inspiring minds. She is a pleasure to work with – emotionally intelligent, organised, highly personable and an inspirational ‘big picture’ thinker. I would highly recommend her work and look forward to working with her again. 


Loren Treisman, PhD

CEO, Sam and Bella Sebba Charitable Trust

Gavin Sher has a gentle and fluid approach to the writing coaching process. I enjoyed his comprehensive approach to dissecting story, beats and the structure of a script. I value his passion and support for fellow creatives in our local industry and his commitment and contribution to our local industry at large.

Lee-Anne Summers

Producer/ Actress

Gavin has been a collaborator, creative partner, co-director, writer and editor for many of my projects over the past decade. The creative journey of partner and mentor has been invaluable in my life and in my work.
I have never experienced anyone who can so skilfully analyse material, identify the weaknesses, and relay that information as succinctly or as generously as Gavin. He is absolutely invaluable to help any writer or creative find their authentic voice, even figure out what they really want to say and how to say it.
 His nuanced and poignantly written scripts speak to our humanity, values, spiritual journeys and awakening of the conscious man.

Tamryn Speirs

Actress, Director, Acting coach

Hanna’s skills in writing and editing took our site from average to one that gets many compliments. Her input from a content and editing perspective enabled us to deliver our message much more clearly than before.


Gary Shearer

CEO, The Saville Foundation

Gavin Sher has to be the most professional, skilled and dedicated screenwriter I have ever worked with. His excellent command of the craft of storytelling sets him apart from the rest, and his work is always a seal of quality.

Shervaan Baros

Writer

Our Clients say

Bruce McDonald | Director, Producer

I have worked with some of Hollywood’s top screenwriters and Gavin is as good as any of them.


 – Director / Producer of Samson, 2018 (Samson Trailer)

Kristin Glenewinkel | Movement Medicine Teacher and Physiotherapist

 

Hanna’s sense for language and the written word is profound. Her sensitivity enables her to bring life and balance into writing. It is her skill of deep listening that gives her the flexibility to be in service for all sorts of writings.


Dirk Visser | Co-founder MensTrust Southern Africa, Founder Great Spirit Foundation

Gavin Sher has the rare gift – like a Michael Angelo sculpting a masterpiece out of a chunk of marble – to distill the essence and spirit inherent in an idea, so as to find form out of a jumble of thoughts and words, shaping it masterfully to capture the targeted audience. When I think of what he was presented with compared to the outcome, I can only say that his heart and soul is 100% in what he does, not to mention his penmanship.


Roland Wilkinson | Manager, School of Movement Medicine

 


Hanna has been the editor for The School of Movement Medicine online newsletter for 7 years. During that time she has done an excellent job not only compiling the newsletter but also writing a lead article for each issue. She has always done the work in a timely and efficient manner and is clearly well liked by our readership.


Kelsey Egan | Director, Screenwriter

Working with Gavin is endlessly rewarding. He is as knowledgeable about structure and story as he is committed to delivering the highest quality commercial work. Not only is he a skilled and nuanced writer, but he is a perceptive and supportive script editor who never loses sight of the big picture and over arcing needs of the story. It is always a pleasure to build worlds with him.


Loren Treisman, PhD | CEO, Sam and Bella Sebba Charitable Trust

 

Hanna writes well tailored, highly informative and engaging content. Beyond her excellent written prose, what impressed me about Hanna is her ability to deeply understand the values of an organisation and to skillfully extract its essence. In doing so she captivates audiences by touching hearts and inspiring minds. She is a pleasure to work with – emotionally intelligent, organised, highly personable and an inspirational ‘big picture’ thinker. I would highly recommend her work and look forward to working with her again. 


Gary Shearer | CEO The Saville Foundation

Hanna’s skills in writing and editing took our site from average to one that gets many compliments. Her input from a content and editing perspective enabled us to deliver our message much more clearly than before.


Brent Palmer | Actor, Director, Playwright

Gavin’s wealth of experience, analytical skills and attention to detail as a writer and editor is of a soberingly high level. His collaborations with me in theatre and film have given me huge value. I have Safta film awards and Fleur Du Cap theatre nominations as proof of this great gift he offers.

Tamryn Speirs | Actress, Director, Acting coach

Gavin has been a collaborator, creative partner, co-director, writer and editor for many of my projects over the past decade. The creative journey of partner and mentor has been invaluable in my life and in my work.
I have never experienced anyone who can so skilfully analyse material, identify the weaknesses, and relay that information as succinctly or as generously as Gavin. He is absolutely invaluable to help any writer or creative find their authentic voice, even figure out what they really want to say and how to say it.
His nuanced and poignantly written scripts speak to our humanity, values, spiritual journeys and awakening of the conscious man.

Lee-Anne Summers | Producer, Actress

Gavin Sher has a gentle and fluid approach to the writing coaching process. I enjoyed his comprehensive approach to dissecting story, beats and the structure of a script. I value his passion and support for fellow creatives in our local industry and his commitment and contribution to our local industry at large.

Shervaan Baros | Writer

Gavin Sher has to be the most professional, skilled and dedicated screenwriter I have ever worked with. His excellent command of the craft of storytelling sets him apart from the rest, and his work is always a seal of quality.

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All Arts are One Art

What separates the good from the great? It’s a question I’ve always been hungry to answer. From a young age I wanted to be a writer, then later a screenwriter, but I didn’t just want to be good. I wanted to be great. So I wanted to know what I needed to do to acquire the excellence I found in the works of those who touched my soul.

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Life is a Relation-Ship

“What is relationship?
We can look at it as the ‘ship’, the space, in which we sit together with someone or something and relate, for however long or short. We find ourselves in such ‘ships of relating’ not just with our children, our lover, or our friends.”

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Glavu

Writer’s Guild of South Africa, Muse Award winner 2021 for ‘Best Unproduced Feature Film Script’
“The truth, my precious Glavu, is that most people are sick with fear and mad with pain. They have lost their light and become blind to the darkness, which infests everything. Evil has overcome this world and we stand at the edge of destruction.”

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We Each are a Piece of the Earth

“At a time in human history where our very survival as a species is in question, through our destructive ways of being, it seems a good idea to take a look at our relationship with our earth and nature.”

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‘God’ – A Most Misunderstood Word

“I would argue that the biggest reason that people lose faith in there being ‘God’, is because ‘God’ is the most misused and misunderstood word that there is.”

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