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Book Writing Workshops are Back!

Write Your Book in Four Months or Less! 

Limited to 8 participants for maximum one-to-one support.

Are you a thought leader?

Do you want to grow your business better and faster?

Have you always wanted to write a book but did not know how to write a great book?

Do you wonder about the dozens of nuances of book writing and marketing?

If you who have a book inside of you but don’t quite know how to get it written, let alone published or marketed, this workshop is for you.Come spend a day (I hold this event just once a year) with me and Jon Malysiak, Chicago-based literary agent, author/playwright, blogger, to help you put your dream of becoming an author into action.

WHEN: Friday. January 11th  2013, 9 a.m – 3:30 pm

WHERE: 101 N. Wacker, 6th floor conference room – Chicago, IL., 60606


9:00 – 10:30: Overview of the writing  process and assistance with defining your target market and book title.

10:30 – 11:30 We begin working on your outline. Every great book begins and ends with a great outline. We work on each chapter, chapter titles and the content in each chapter.

11:30 – 12:30 I help you design your outline, one-on-one.

12:30 – 1: 30 Networking Lunch

1:30 – 2: 30 We now go deeper. I help further outline the details that support each chapter.

2:30 – 3:30 We’ll finish up our last hour with you talking about things like: 1) the great stories that will go in your book to differentiate you from all the other books out there with lots of facts but no engaging stories, 2) the best format, size, price, etc for your book, 3) more information as to whether to self-publish, publish traditionally or use the new hybrid publishing resources, 4) the top strategy we have used to get one Kindle book after another into the top 10 list on Amazon and 5) the top secrets we have learned after 15 years each, helping authors write, publish and successfully sell their books.

Sign up now for only $499 – Bonus: I will take your workshop payment off the price of any further work you choose to do with me, whether it be a book proposal and an introduction to an agent or a self-published book, I can help you. My goal is to create an offer you just can’t refuse. I and my team are seasoned experts, passionate about helping you succeed.

This year I also succeeded in helping two of my authors get both agents and publishers within the last few months. Could your book be next?


Check out what previous attendees thought:

Melissa is an invaluable coach and subject matter expert for anyone who is looking to write, create, and publish a book, whether on their own or with a major house. The former is something that is quite daunting to most, and she is so giving in her knowledge and expertise in the technical aspects of writing and laying out a book, marketing, pricing, and distribution.

I attended her two-day session on how to write an eBook. That two-day seminar was the start of one of the most vibrant chapters in our lives. We have two books, Instant Connection: The Easiest Book Ever for Turn Around and Transform Your Relationship in 14 Days and The FlawedShack Redemption: The Authentic Satire of Intimacy and the Natural Laws of Following a Dream coming out mid next year. Her two-day seminar gave us the knowledge and confidence to know that we could take on a project as daunting as writing and marketing a book. And now we have two!

We thank Melissa for being giving of her time and talents and making such a difference in our lives.” Top qualities: Expert, High Integrity, Creative,  Laura Berger, PCC

“I attended the writer’s workshop and didn’t know what to expect but I was so motivated after I left the seminar to move forward with my dream of writing a book. The writer’s workshop helped me to get off the fence and start to put my dreams into a real action plan. The insight that Melissa Giovagnoli provides the participants is priceless having authored over 10 books.

The exercises that we did in the seminar gave you a realistic view of where you need to go next with your book and also all the resources that are available to you. The best part of the seminar was the interaction with other prospective authors and the honest and direct feedback you receive from all the participants. I would highly recommend the workshop who is thinking about writing a book.”

-Billy Dexter, Partner at Heidrick & Struggles and is a member of the global Diversity Services

“Melissa has an inherent understanding of the art of giving. Her recent workshop for potential authors guided the participants with an inspiring combination of real world examples, practical advice, and heartfelt encouragement. If you value relationships where aspiration and accomplishment are the norm, then meeting Melissa should be on your immediate agenda. Bruce Hutchison, Author Workshop participant” Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity –  Bruce Hutchison

The worst thing that can be said about Melissa is that she cannot be cloned as a service provider since she’s a champion at teaching AND she continues to be accessible and giving way past normal expectations in follow-up activities. As a trainer myself, it’s easy to both see and be captured by Melissa’s passion and talent for helping people release their “inner writer”. She has that knack for motivating people to to move ahead with what they learn and count on her to be their biggest cheerleader!” -Linda Bolinger, Founder and CEO, Boardroom Bound

“I have known Melissa for a number of years and more recently engaged her and her team to assist me in my efforts to write a book proposal, find an agent of quality, and find a great publisher for a book I have been considering writing for at least a couple years. We started the project last Fall, and with her assistance, I just signed an agreement in July for my book, “Second Stage Entrepreneurship” which will be published by Macmillan/Palgrave in early 2013. I am very pleased with the return on my investment.”  – Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value – Daniel Weinfurter, (7 Times on the Inc. 500), Author, “Second Stage Entrepreneurship”
Melissa wrote the book on social media marketing (literally; And so she’s the one I contracted with to help me navigate the most current Web 2.0 ways to publish a book on demand, pull together a team of creatives and techies to create a social media platform for marketing the book (personal blog, LinkedIn, Twitter), and shape the outreach. Melissa is exceptionally creative and networked and is all about staying as current as possible in the radpidly mutating social networking world for the benefit of her clients. Melissa is also quite personable and I enjoyed working with her!” – Top qualities: Personable, Expert, CreativeAndrés T. Tapia, Chief Diversity Officer, Hewitt, Author, “Inclusion Paradox”
“Melissa was a  pathfinder for us as we worked through the maze of getting our first book published. She was very positive in her attitude, prompt with responses and very open about options we could pursue.  She provided direct service to us while educating us every step of the way.” Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative – Diane Stover-Hopkins, “Wake Up and Smell the Innovation”

Melissa is a true professional and expert in the field of publishing! She delivers on what she says she will do in a timely manner and is always available to answer questions often providing insight and direction to achieve the best results”. -Lisa Dietlin, President, Lisa M. Dietlin and Assoc.

Also, check out this video from our last book writing workshop


Once you come to one of my workshops if you choose at any time to work with me to help bring your book out to the world, I will take the $499  price you spent at the workshop and put it toward any coaching or book project you choose. For me, it’s all about making you successful.


Only $499 per person – Limited to only 8 people per session for maximum one-to-one assistance.

Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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