A Compelling Alternative to Traditional MFA Writing Programs at an Affordable Price! 




The Mindful Authors Accelerator

A Wisdom School for
Creative Writers

How to go from uncertain, unsure, isolated, scattered, confused,

or inconsistent to. . .

➡ Excited, inspired, confident, clear, empowered, connected

and then published!

Your Voice Matters!
Your Ideas, Your Vision, Your Story 
is Important and Deserves to Be Heard!

"I am really very happy to be a part of the program. It is so wonderfully inspiring, creative,
healthy, and supportive. 



"Albert created a safe environment where all
expressions of creativity and emotion were welcome."


Agented and published author of the book Heartwood: Living with the End in Mind Flatiron Books (Macmillan, 2021)
with endorsements from GloriaSteinem and Roshi Joan Halifax


“In this gentle, lucid, erudite and compassionate guide, [Writing as a Path to Awakening] Albert Flynn DeSilver offers the wisdom and warmth of a true friend who has walked the path.”


Best Selling Author of Slow Motion & Devotion


"I am so deeply grateful to Albert and his team for providing clear, consistent, inspiring content and community. The MAA program is first-rate- a true artistic home."



“Albert DeSilver is an insightful meditation teacher, who engages his students through his caring attitude, creative applications of mindfulness, and sense of humor.”


Meditation Teacher Spirit Rock Meditation Center


Thank you for the reader suggestion and notes.
Most of them are new to me. Having the important points all in one place for quick reference is a huge timesaver!
The book suggestions are on my to-be-read list. Loving the
new format and platform!

— KK


I'm loving the access to the meditation in this space!
 I don't get sidetracked into unimportant things switching to another meditation platform.  It is making me more efficient. It is also a great reminder to take a sanity-break when writing into
something painful.
Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!

— TY


How exciting! I just finished Lesson One and I am inspired.
I am writing daily, showing up, embracing the craft, allowing myself to
be a writer.
Grateful and energized!

— PK


“The critique seminar was so insightful and inspiring!
To hear my fellow writers sharing about their writing process and to hear their work read out loud,
gave me so much to think about for my own writing.
I love being part of this group of extraordinary people!
Thank you Albert and Audrey!

— RA


 *Albert is currently accepting a limited number of applications for his exclusive new signature program for writers: 

Are you ready to finally commit to a consistent writing practice? Are you ready to finally write your memoir, creative nonfiction or “How To" book, your short story collection, novel, or book of poems?

What if there was a comprehensive program—not another one-off online course—but a truly dynamic, engaging and instructive program that transformed your relationship to your creativity and actually brought you satisfying results?   

What if you could learn from and work with an MFA-level widely published writing instructor who has taught with and shared the stage with bestselling writers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Cheryl Strayed, and Dani Shapiro? 

What if you could access an extraordinarily effective step-by-step framework that Albert has used to publish hundreds of individual pieces and several successful books in multiple genres?



This extraordinary comprehensive program includes. . .
-Access to Albert's popular weekly meditation class & his  Friday writing class
-A weekly coaching call to help you get unstuck
-A dynamic monthly critique session  
-A premier module “The Successful Writer’s Healthy Mindset:” on overcoming self-doubt, comparison-mind, procrastination, fear and distractions.
-Bonus writing workshop videos
-Modules on editing & publishing
-Helpful worksheets, powerful prompts, and innovative skills-building lessons 
-A dynamic private online community for support & connection
-Interviews with bestselling authors, editors and publishers
-Inclusion in the Brilliant Writer Annual Anthology
-Special writer event discounts
The Mindful Authors Accelerator Program is simply the most comprehensive, highest quality, and best-valued writing program on the internet. As a result you will. . . 

-Transcend creative hindrances and blocks
-Develop a strong and lasting writing practice
-Clarify and strengthen your important voice
-Build confidence in your writing skills
-Connect with others in a wonderful creative community
-Access effective “insider” editing and publishing resources not found anywhere else
-Get the satisfaction of finally completing your writing project and sharing your important message with the world!  

 Now is your opportunity to join a community of passionate writers. If you are interested in learning more and would like to connect then please fill out the application.


Albert Flynn DeSilver is an internationally published poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and founder of the Brilliant Writer Community and Mindful Authors Accelerator program. He is the author of several books of poems including Letters to Early Street and the memoir Beamish Boy, which was named a “Best Book of 2012” by Kirkus Reviews. Albert served as Marin County California's very first poet laureate from 2008-2010. His nonfiction book, Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life, based on his popular writing workshops by the same name, was published by Sounds True in 2017. Writing as a Path to Awakening was called "A must read!" by Bustle magazine and named one of Poets & Writers "Best Books for Writers" in 2018. Albert has been teaching writing for more than 20 years, first as a California Poet in the Schools, then at Colleges and Universities, and more recently at the Omega Institute, 1440 Multiversity, the Esalen Institute, and at writing conferences nationally. He has taught with and read alongside some of America's leading writers including U.S poet laureate Kay Ryan, bestselling authors’ Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Maxine Hong Kingston, Dani Shapiro, and many others. His latest writing can be found in the Chicago Review, Being magazine (NZ), and Adventure Journal. He is currently working on a novel. 

Albert Flynn DeSilver

Audrey Kalman

Audrey Kalman is a writing workshop leader and veteran editor with more than 30 years of experience. She was a 2020 literary resident at Shuffle Collective and served as president of the SF Peninsula Branch of the California Writers Club from June 2019 through June 2021. She is the author of two published novels and her stories and poetry have appeared in more than a dozen online and print journals. Her most recent book, the collection Tiny Shoes Dancing and Other Stories, was shortlisted for the 2019 Rubery Book Award. Her current position as community support lead for the Brilliant Writer community allows her to marry the skills she gained in her previous career as a birth doula, with her love of writing and passion for championing fellow writers on their journeys.

Dear Albert,

you are excellent at giving constructive feedback and making the feedback palatable. You helped me understand where I was ‘at’ in my writing, helped me realize I need a writing structure, made me feel I could achieve my writing goals (step by step), and gave me tools to add to my writing endeavors. Thank you so much.

—A.S. San Francisco


Dear Albert,

In our coaching sessions I felt guided to a new point of awareness and a new way of looking at an issue or process in my writing that I had not thought of. I found this very useful. This is hard to do on your own, so your role as a coach was of great benefit!

—J.H. Emeryville, CA


Albert’s one-on one-coaching was a transformative experience for me. He shares his craft with an open heart and possesses deep wisdom and knowledge about writing. He is trustworthy, warm, funny and honest, which makes working with him really fun! He taught me usable skills that have helped me to be accountable to my goals. He really helped me find my voice as a writer.