HI, WE’RE MICHELLE & NAOMI
Michelle founded Book Writing Accelerator because she knew how it feels to get started writing, editing, and publishing a book. She was writing alone and would constantly second guess her idea—including each word, paragraph, and chapter.
She knew she had a book in her, but she quickly learned a hard lesson: you can have a story to write and the desire to write it…but unless you know how to endure and navigate all the ins and outs of writing, editing, and publishing, your work is not going to make the impact (or income) it deserves.
Navigating the creative process can feel difficult at times, and oftentimes your doubt can begin to cloud your ideas, especially when writing alone.
As an editor and writer for an online magazine, participant in the Columbia Publishing Course, and finalist in Writer Advice’s Flash Memoir contest, Michelle put together a program to teach her signature methodology that has allowed clients to write their books in 90 days.
That’s when she teamed up with Naomi.
Naomi is a freelance writer and editor. She has three years of experience as a senior editor for an online magazine, and two years of experience freelance writing. She studied English Literature at McGill University and is currently doing an MA in Creative and Critical Writing at Birkbeck, University of London. She also writes creative non-fiction, short stories, and poetry about love, loneliness, and the things that keep us living life on the surface.
And that is how “Book Writing Accelerator” was born!
From idea to written book
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BWA is for writers and authors who want to take the leap to bring out their innermost stories to lite like words in a book. The program offers everything an author will need to write a book- from valuable resources, the course modules with applicable rich content and weekly meetings to guide you right through one's writing process at every step. I enjoyed and valued working with Michelle and appreciate her wisdom and expertise as an editor. Her insights helped me to pull through from self judgmental writing to a balanced approach.
The universe speaks in sometimes incredibly obvious ways. I had sat down to start writing my first book, just to see if I had it in me and the very next day Michelle made a post about BWA and her role in helping people write their first books. Okay, Universe...I hear you. When she and I first spoke I had written 1500 words of what I thought may not have been more than an entry to a diary. She saw something more. Michelle's inspiration, motivation and clarity got me to 50,000 words in just 90 days. l learned how to go deeper into my writing and expand on my vision. I loved and looked farward to our weekly meetings and learned so much about writing and publishing a book. I had no idea how much I didn't know. lf I can take this course again, I would.Though only far the meetings, as the infarmation provided in the modules has set me up far success and I know I got what I need in how to go farward! l'm so grateful far Michelle's knowledge, kindness and inspiration!
lf it was not for Book Writing Accelerated and Michelle's one on one guidance, love and support I would not have the book I have dreamt of my entire life..on my shelf right now. Michelle took my (what I thought was complete) manuscript and molded it into something I could not have even imagined before. The modules were so informative and to the point and easy to digest,the editing and weekly meetings held me accountable and Michelle's guidance with her knowledge of the editing and writing world helped birth the book of my dreams. I can't recommend this course enough.
Thank you to Michelle Gean and Book Writing Accelerator Alumni for getting me started and giving me the tools to go from 1500 words to a descriptive and telling 60000 in just a few months.
Highly recommend it! Michelle Gean is the best!!
I never thought I could write my own book. The idea seemed impossible. After all, I had been encouraged to take remedia! English my freshmen year of college. Meeting Michelle quickly changed this belief. After six months, I can happily say that I have written my first two books of poetry and submitted them to the Button Poetry chapbook contest. Thank you, Michelle Gean, for your encouragement, friendship, and teachings. I think I like being a writer and will keep doing this for a long time.
Michelle...so happy we are friends! You opened up many doors for me with your editorial smart-ness. Thank you.
Book Writing Accelerator was an amazing experience, both in completing the work I was struggling with, but also as a whole. My writing in particular became so much more focused, but in general has blossomed at work and personally. Additionally, the groups are so fun and supportive and inspiring.
And...I am crying as I read this. Thank you for getting in my head and for reading in between the lines.
Getting prompted to write in new ways that I didn't even think were possible for me. That was SO SO helpful!!
Below is one of the 5 star reviews for my book RISE UP FROM ASH, and it would not have been possible without my editor Michelle Gean. Truly, she is a blessing and a force. Her guidance was both gentle and direct. She was not afraid to make suggestions or say difficult things to me, and every encounter I had with her helped me grow as a writer. lf you have ever thought about writing a book, hit her up. She's incredible and a true gift.
"I couldn't put this book down the moment I received it! lt's powerful, emotional and uplifting as you follow her personal story with abuse and how she found her way out of it. This was an amazing read!"
As a business coach I know the value of having expert advice. The ability to ask crazy questions and be ok with being a beginner in a safe environment is crucial. Michelle is an incredible person, after going through the program I couldn't dream of working with anyone else. If you have a dream to write a book, this couldn't be a better place to fulfill that dream.
The Book Writing Accelerator gave me everything I needed to feel confident and at ease in writing my first book. My meetings with Michelle were priceless. She was always super supportive, fun, and professional. She had a way of always getting me unstuck whenever I felt unmotivated to write. I can not recommend this program enough. Here I am, 90 days later, with a finished manuscript of my first book! She helped me reach a goal I only dreamed was possible. Michelle, you're such a gift 🙂
- Michelle is a brilliant light. I thought I had an idea of what this coaching program would be and it exceeded my expectations and opened up a whole new world for me to explore. She is patient, knowledgeable and a natural teacher. I highly recommend the Book Accelerator program to anyone who is thinking about writing anything and especially to those who might be nervous about it. Michelle will intuitively guide you along and before you know it, you're writing!
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