with
Albert Flynn DeSilver

The advanced program for writers

The Mindful Authors Accelerator

Imagine the satisfaction of finally completing your writing project and sharing your important message with the world!

Is this the year you finally write the book you've been dreaming about?

You're in the right place...

I too fell subject to these hindrances, And then I figured out a strategy that changed everything...

"Who do I think I am writing a memoir, novel, or essays, nobody knows me or cares about my story." (hello self doubt & fear!) 

"Oh, wow, she/he/they is such a good writer, I could never do that!"  (hello comparison mind!)

"When it's time to write, I find myself scrolling through Instagram or opening and closing the refrigerator door..." (hello procrastination!)

Any of this sound familiar?

I know how hard it can be to complete your writing project.

OUr advanced writing program for People who are ready to write!

The Mindful Authors Accelerator 

Introducing:

Think of this as A WISDOM SCHOOL FOR WRITERS
Get ready for comprehensive guidance and support on your path to publication.

- D.J.T.

"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."

Compassionate, heart-centered creative writing instruction

- C.L.

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

Self-Guided Mindful Writer's Retreat

Publishing Part 2 —
Your Voice in the World

Publishing Part 1 —
Platform & Presence

Mastering the Craft —
5 Main Genres

Perserverence & Persistance / Structure & Story

The Art of Practice

Purpose & Passion

The Mindful Writer's Mindset

dynamic and informative modules covering:

Online Course Curriculum

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Here's what you get:

- Karen K.

“Albert/the MAA course answers questions I didn’t [even] know I had, but were definitely holding me back... And the result is [that] personal resistances dissolve and your project gallops off - almost without you.”

Feedback on your work via monthly critique sessions.

Monthly critique sessions

For one-on-one support when you need it.

Private Coaching 'office hours'
with Audrey Kalman

To help you navigate your project with clarity and get unstuck.

Live weekly Coaching Accountability & support

Friday 'Writing into Truth' Prompt Class

Wednesday Meditation Class

Live weekly classes

LIVE Coaching, Classes, and Writing Critiques

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- K.M.

"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 really helped me find my voice as a writer."

Enjoy the support of a conscious writing community

Get tips and insights from a community with 100's of years combined experience

Access resources you won't find anywhere else

Access to the private community

Exclusive Writers Community

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- C.L.

"Being supported and offering support is heart warming and I am learning so much."

As well as editors and publishers

Interviews with bestselling authors

The Brilliant Writer
Annual Anthology

your work featured in

Like Cheryl Strayed,
Dani Shapiro, Mary Karr, George Saunders, and more.

Special events with bestselling authors

You also get:

- JACQUELINE h.

"I could not be happier with this program, nor could I recommend it more highly to any writer (experienced or wannabe) who wants support, whether in the form of teaching, resources, or community."

The excusive and supportive writers community

The live classes, coaching, and critiques

The core curriculm online course

When you join today you get LIFETIME ACCESS to:

The best part :

- C.L.

"I have moved forward in strides in very little time and clarified many aspects of my story and lit up the courage of authorship in my everyday life through the framework, possibilities and rhythm you present to us in the course."

Get the satisfaction of finally completing your writing project and sharing your important message with the world!  

Plus...

Access effective “insider” editing and publishing resources not found anywhere else

Connect with others in a conscious creative community

Build confidence in your writing skills

Clarify and strengthen your important voice

Develop a strong and lasting writing practice

Transcend creative hindrances and blocks

Results you can expect from the Mindful Authors Accelerator program:

How does this sound?

- D.J.T.

"The structure of the Mindful Authors Accelerator has supported my focus, given me a community of phenomenal writers who provide non-judgmental feedback, and inspired me to nurture my ideas and stay the course."

Click the APPLY NOW button and fill out the application form.

Fill out the Application

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Watch for a follow up email from Albert with instructions to schedule a one-on-one call.

Schedule your call

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Show up for your live one-on-one call with Albert to discuss your writing practice and goals and how the MAA program can support you!

Chat with Albert

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As soon as you join you get LIFETIME ACCESS to the online curriculum, the live classes and coaching, and the exclusive online community.

Access the resources and community

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Here's what happens next:

Ready to get started?

- Tina Lear

"I'm not only a better writer because of this course, I am also better at honoring what to write about: the world around me, the world inside me, worlds I've discovered, danced with or destroyed."

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 Flynn DeSilver

Meet your instructors

- Barbara Becker, Author of the book Heartwood: Living with the End in Mind

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

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.

- S.K.

"Of course, what truly stands out is Albert himself, his experience, his knowledge, his kindness.  He is real and shows the reality behind commitment to writing---the joy, the hard work, the failures, and the importance of devotion, practice."

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.

Audrey Kalman

- S.K.

"Audrey's presence has added so much too, again with such an open heart.  Her wealth of experience shines through  in every session."

You're ready to revise, edit and ultimately publish your work in the world in whatever way feels right to you

You are looking for a compassionate, heart-centered approach to dynamic creative writing instruction

You're looking for an alternative to MFA programs that can leave you feeling overwhelmed and abandoned by the competition, the harsh criticism, and the narrow ideas of what great writing is or can be

You're ready to commit to your writing practice and become part of a conscious and supportive community

You want to follow a powerful and proven framework to help you complete your writing project

The Mindful Authors Accelerator
is perfect for you if:

Is the program right for you?

- J.H.

"I have learned to trust the process (the writing), which means trust myself, and trust that if I stay with the process I will reach completion. I have discovered the power of community support as a writer."

Plus...

Monthly critique sessions

Private coaching 'office hours'

Weekly live coaching

Weekly live classes

10 module core curriculum online training

Here's what you get when you enroll today:

You get...

Special events with bestselling authors like Cheryl Strayed, Dani Shapiro, Mary Karr, George Saunders, and others.

Inclusion in The Brilliant Writer Annual Anthology

Interviews with bestselling authors, editors and publishers

Access to the exclusive online community

And...

- R.A.

“[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.]”

Join a supportive community

Get live feedback and coaching

Learn at your own pace

follow a proven path to publication

- J.h.

"I love this program! I am grateful for leadership that is circular, that feels like co-creation, yet with everything being so clearly guided. This makes me feel held as a writer. I love the variety of the program, all the different ways we can learn and connect."

The Mindful Authors Accelerator is by application and invitation ONLY. The program is designed for people who are ready to commit to a writing or book project. Otherwise the qualifications are a passion for and commitment to writing, reading and editing—and a solid desire to complete your project on your terms in your time.

What is your refund / cancellation policy?

How long do I have to complete the program? 

How do I know if this will work for me?

Do I get one-on-one support?

Are the events and classes online or in person?

How soon can I start?

Do I need certain qualifications to join?

Right away. Accepted students enroll on a rolling basis. The program is structured so you can literally customize your engagement according to your schedule. We have frameworks to help pace you through the program OR you can make your own way. You have the option to join us for as many live sessions as you like, and the course material is available 24/7. The more engaged you are, the greater your success.

Do I need certain qualifications to join?

How soon can I start?

Are the events and classes online or in person?

Do I get one-on-one support?

How do I know if this will work for me?

How long do I have to complete the program? 

What is your refund / cancellation policy?

Yes you do. “Office Hours with Audrey” is your opportunity for private coaching sessions with Audrey Kalman, our co-leader and expert teacher. I will also say that the small-group coaching sessions are very powerful and in some ways better or more effective than 1-1 coaching because you get both Albert & Audrey + the collective wisdom, insight, and experience of our extraordinary participants.

Do I need certain qualifications to join?

How soon can I start?

Are the events and classes online or in person?

Do I get one-on-one support?

How do I know if this will work for me?

How long do I have to complete the program? 

What is your refund / cancellation policy?

This program works for people who work it. Your success is inevitable when you show up and engage first for your writing, reading and editing, second for the course material, and third for the community. The more you give, the more you get.

Do I need certain qualifications to join?

How soon can I start?

Are the events and classes online or in person?

Do I get one-on-one support?

How do I know if this will work for me?

How long do I have to complete the program? 

What is your refund / cancellation policy?

You get lifetime access to the platform, live classes and all the course material. Completing the program, means completing your projects in your time. You can run through the course modules as many times as you need and like.

Do I need certain qualifications to join?

How soon can I start?

Are the events and classes online or in person?

Do I get one-on-one support?

How do I know if this will work for me?

How long do I have to complete the program? 

What is your refund / cancellation policy?

We have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. We ask that you thoroughly explore and engage with the live classes, modules and community platform and give it a sincere try before deciding it’s not for you. We do offer a refund minus a processing & handling fee. These details are found in your “Terms of Enrollment,” upon initial registration.

Do I need certain qualifications to join?

How soon can I start?

Are the events and classes online or in person?

Do I get one-on-one support?

How do I know if this will work for me?

How long do I have to complete the program? 

What is your refund / cancellation policy?

- Tina Lear

"I am more awake. This is a direct result of Albert's authentic presence and guidance, and the invaluable community of friends and mentors who are my fellow voyagers on this path - The Mindful Authors Accelerator Program."

Albert is currently accepting a limited number of applications for this exclusive new program for writers.
Click the 'APPLY NOW' button to get started!

Take the leap and commit to your writing journey!

Your voice matters

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