2018 Year-long program

Writing as a Path to Awakening:

A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer & Living an Awakened Life.

This is YOUR year to get on the path from
Inspiration to Publication!


Are you ready to write?


This program is for you if you’d like . . .

*Strategic, professional mentoring from an internationally published, agented, multi-genre author, who knows the writing and publishing worlds inside and out.

*Actionable insights and knowledge on writing techniques and skills on how to create original content—including sessions on Purpose, Passion, Practice, and Process. Plus story structure, the power of sensory detail, poetry, image, and more

*To learn how to transcend writing blocks, overcome selfdoubt, transcend procrastination and move beyond fears of success or failure, and build your self-confidence

*To discover how to create more time in your life to write

*To connect with a supportive motivated committed community of like-minded writers

*Gain clarity on how to complete, organize and edit your work

*Get solid training on work/life balance including meditation, yoga, diet and exercise

Writing as a Path to Awakening

$7,000 Value for ONLY  $97 per month
OR $997 one-time payment

Praise for Writing as a Path to Awakening

“In this gentle, lucid, erudite and compassionate guide, Albert Flynn DeSilver offers the wisdom and warmth of a true friend who has walked the path.  One who reaches out a capable hand and offers it to the new writer, to the struggling writer, and says here, here, let me show you not only how to write, but how to live.”

—Dani Shapiro, Bestselling author of Still Writing and Devotion

“This is a wonderful collection of insights, practices, writing exercises, and meditations to help you get words on the page, not just as an accomplishment but as a way to discover who you really are.”

—Susan Piver, Bestselling author of Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation.

“Albert Flynn DeSilver is our funny, wise, and vulnerable tour guide on this magical year-long journey through the soul of writing. I recommend it to seekers who want to tell their stories, writers who want to connect with their deepest truths, and anyone who wants to use words as a path to what lies beyond language.”

—Anne Cushman, author of Enlightenment for Idiots: A Novel and Moving Into Meditation

“This book is full of wonderful insights, exercises, and some luscious prose. Lucky for us, Albert Flynn DeSilver learned how to write as he was walking the spiritual path, a quality lacking in so many books on spirituality. This is an original, and a real good read.”

—Wes Nisker, Radio host, commentator, actor, and bestselling author of Essential Crazy Wisdom

  • [icon name=”check” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 12 LIVE monthly master mentoring trainings with Albert ($4,997 Value)
    (90 minutes-60 Minute teaching 30 Minute Q&A)
  • [icon name=”check” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 6 Special Guest Interviews with Bestselling authors on their journey to success ($997 Value)
  • [icon name=”check” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 52 Weekly email writing & meditation prompts ($197 Value)
  • [icon name=”check” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Brilliant Writer’s comprehensive 20-module online course ($497 Value)
  • [icon name=”check” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] 1 free LIVE daylong event in Northern, California ($397 Value)
  • [icon name=”check” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Special “Writer’s room” chat space to share ideas, insights and experiences with each other (Value: priceless)

Register today & GET THE SPECIAL Elizabeth Gilbert Writer’s Workshop LIVE STREAM from our event in Napa, California in 2016


Featured in and Recommended by:

Publisher's Weekly
Library Journal
The Writer

Program Schedule, Topics, and some of

*Please note all calls will be recorded to listen to at your leisure.

JANUARY: “Rebirth & New Beginnings: Writing as a Path to Awakening”

*What is Writing as a Path to Awakening: Discovering or rediscovering your writing path or book project.
*How to re-invigorate your writing and meditation practice
*How to set yourself up for writing success in the New Year

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

FIRST CLASS: January 24rd 4:00-5:30PM

FEBRUARY: “Becoming: Reading as a Path to Awakening”

*Reading as a Path to Awakening
*The three levels of reading
*How deep reading strengthens your writing!

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

February 6th Video Class 5:00-6:30 (special time)

MARCH : “Emergence: Practice & Process”

*The 3 Pillars of Practice. Cultivating a strong writing practice
*How to developing your own personalized writing process/or re-connecting to a previously established on
*Turning practice and process into proficiency!

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

MARCH: 5th 4:00-5:30 Special Guest Video Class
(Bestselling author Laura Munson)

March 6th Video Class 4:00-5:30

APRIL: “Blossoming: Poetry as the Language of Possibility”

*Poetry as the ground of all great writing
*How reading poetry makes your prose stand out
*5 poetic elements to add to your writing to make it shine

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

April 3rd Video Class

*APRIL 7-8 LIVE Weekend Workshop at Dominican University in San Rafael, California

MAY: “Imagination: The Art of the Image”

*What is an image in writing
*Mastering the art sensory detail and image-making with words
*The spiritual nature of images in writing

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

May 1st Video Class

JUNE: 4th Special Guest Class 4:00-5:30
(Karen Benke)

JUNE: “Amusement: Calling Forth the Muse”

*Calling forth the muse to inspire your writing
*Discovering the 3 forms of amusement
*How to make your writing more amusing

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

June 5th Video Class

JULY: “Audacity: Absolute Daring”

*Writing and Meditation as acts of courage
*The Art of Failure
*Breaking out of your comfort zone

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

July 10th Video Class

AUG: “Devotion: Permission to Flow”

*Devotion in art and life
*Cultivating devotion
*Beyond the mundane: Writing as spiritual practice

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

August 7th Video Class

SEPT: “Revelation: The Essence of Story”

*Getting at the true heart of story
*Digging deep into YOUR story
*The 7 critical elements of story

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

SEPT: 3rd Special Guest Class 4:00-5:30
(Brook Warner)

September 4th Video Class

OCT: “Abundance: The Five Senses”

*What is true abundance
*Tuning in to the infinite realms of the five senses
*How to write from the sixth sense and beyond

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

October 2nd Video Class

NOV: “Reflection: The Art of Revision”

*A new definition of editing and revision
*Clarifying the mess: From slogging through to curiosity
*10 steps to a great final draft

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

November 6th Video Class

DEC: “Sanctuary: Coming Full Circle”

*Celebration: All you have written and learned this year!
*The courage to go inward
*Exploring the mysteries of life and death

+ Writing Exercises and Meditation!

DEC: 3rd Special Guest Class
(Janis Cooke Newman?)

December 4th Video Class

About Albert Flynn DeSilver

Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. He received a BFA in photography from the University of Colorado in 1991 and an MFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1995. 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.” Albert taught as a California Poet in the Schools for more than a decade working with thousands of children throughout Northern California and beyond. He also served as Marin County, California’s very first Poet Laureate and has shared the stage with U. S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Bestselling authors’ Maxine Hong Kingston, Cheryl Strayed, Elizabeth Gilbert, Legendary Beat poet Michael McClure, and many others.

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