The Writer’s Mastermind 2017:
Journey to Publication
Is 2017 the year to COMPLETE your writing or book project?
*Join us LIVE in MAUI! With Best Selling Author Dani Shapiro!

*Join us LIVE at Asilomar on the Monterey Coast! 

*Join us for one-to-one PRIVATE coaching with Albert! 

*Join us for exclusive calls with editors, agents and book professionals!

Albert is a gem, a joy to work with and puts on amazing workshops!

—Cheryl Strayed (International Best Selling author of WILD)
Are you looking for more time to write. . .

To transcend creative blocks. . .

Move beyond doubt and procrastination. . .

How about connecting with a community of like-minded writers?

Are you ready to find an agent, editor, or publisher 
and launch your book in the world?

I am looking for 15 seriously committed, creative, and adventurous people to join me in 2017 for a year-long intensive program to complete your manuscript, finish your book, and get it published!

15 Spots. That’s it—that’s all we have space for.
What You Will Experience. . .
Writing & Creativity Exercises
* Learn powerful new creative writing exercises!
* Improve your writing skills!
Meditation Sessions
* Develop mindfulness techniques to enhance your creativity!
* Discover how to transcend writer's or any creativity blocks!
Community & Connection
* Connect with like-minded writers!
* Be supported AND held accountable!
*Celebrate strong community!

Here's What's Included...
*An AMAZING week-long Writing Retreat in MAUI, Hawaii Nov 2-6, 2017 (Workshop with Dani Shapiro)
Including PRIVATE sessions with me, and heavily discounted luxury accommodations and meals)

* The Yoga of Writing & Creativity Live Event in Monterey, California

* Monthly one-to- one private strategy calls with Albert (60 minute call on any topic)

* Monthly group call Q&A check-ins

* Elizabeth Gilbert Online Recorded Workshop

* Copy of the online writing course: The Master Class for Successful Writers

* Quarterly Group Calls with Agents, Editors, and Publishing Professionals

*Brilliant Writer's (Albert's) Insider's Guide to Securing a Literary Agent 
(Albert works with one of New York's top agents and shares how he made the connection)

*Brilliant Writer's (Albert's) Guide to Writing a Best Selling Book Proposal.
(YES! I recently sold my NEW book Writing as a Path to Awakening using this very framework!! 

Meet Albert Flynn DeSilver
Albert is an internationally published poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. He served as Marin County California’s very first Poet Laureate from 2008-2010. His work has appeared in more than 100 literary journals worldwide including ZYZZYVA, New American Writing, Hanging Loose, Jubilat, Exquisite Corpse, Jacket(Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh’s Ear (France), and many others. He is the author of several books of poems and the memoir “Beamish Boy,” which Kirkus Reviews called “a beautifully written memoir, poignant and inspirational.” His new books, “Writing as a Path to Awakening,” (Sounds True) based on his popular writing workshops by the same name, and a novel “Brooklyn, Wyoming” are due out in 2018. Albert teaches writing and mindfulness workshops at The Omega Institute, The Esalen Institute, Spirit Rock Meditation Center and at writing conferences nationally. He lives in Northern California.

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