Mellany paynter

Book Writing Coach


As a Book Writing Coach, I work with aspiring authors and creatives in transitional phases of their lives, careers and relationships, to help them find their creative voice and use their life stories to empower their next move forward.

I've developed a system that brings your stories, ideas and dreams to life.

Are you currently in transition in your life?

Are you searching for real purpose?

Do you have a unique story to share?

I can help you:

  • Use writing to transform and create a life you love

  • Tap into your creativity and find your voice as you develop your author platform

  • Create a personal revolution to carve out your new path as a published expert in your field

  • Prioritize your projects so you don't feel overwhelmed or blocked


I invite you to think hard, feel deeply, dream BIG and create a life you love!

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Creativity, specifically writing, is what helped me heal after my Mom passed away in 2010. It was the catalyst that eventually led me to reaffirm my purpose of helping individuals like you tap into your own creativity to create a life you love.

I Create
I welcome being involved with projects that advance social innovation and ultimately create a better world. My specialty for these projects is incorporating organizational and project management principles I learned when I worked as an Engineer/Project Manager.

I Write
In 2016, I successfully wrote and published my first book, Dancing At the Crossroad. It’s a memoir from the pages of my journal that led to my healing journey out of grief and on a path to personal growth and development, in a transitional time of my life. The book was featured in African Voices magazine (2017). Check it out HERE.

My successful crowdfunding campaign earned me the title of Publishizer superuser; I had one of the top 10% of campaigns obtaining more than 250 preorders during the marketing campaign for my book.

Get a sneak peek into the book HERE. Or, you can purchase a copy HERE.

I Coach
When we work together, I use a specific planning strategy to get you started and help you tap into your inner creativity and overcome any blocks. For a first-time author/writer who’s always had the desire to write a book, I’ll first say that the process is rigorous, but I am here to provide guidance and prevent you from making the mistakes I made. I break down each writing phase into doable steps so it becomes an easy creative process.

I’d love to hear more about you and explore the possibility of us working together. 

Schedule a FREE consultation with me.

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Mell helped me develop a strategic plan and take action towards the accomplishment of my personal goals. Her passion for helping others is evident and her excitement is contagious!

/  Aisha Staley, Confetti Chic  /



I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Howard University (yes the real HU, you know!)

I’ve been a writer for over 20 years, writing for myself and others. I wrote and published my first book, Dancing At The Crossroad in 2016, and I’m currently working on my 2nd book.

I'm currently the Editor-at-Large for Caribeme Magazine, managing the team of lifestyle writers and contributing both to print and online publications. I also freelance for other publications.

I love sharing with others how writing transformed my life.

In recent years, my work has been published in, or I've appeared on:

I Speak

Previously, I’ve spoken about personal growth and development at the 2017 Get Shit Done Conference (NY), 2017 Child Abuse Prevention Panel (NY),  the Urban League (FL), Bethune-Cookman University (FL) and Cardozo High School (Washington DC). 



Mell is one of the most brilliant and dynamically resilient women I know. A leader by nature as she encourages you to grow and be a better version of yourself in every moment. Her honesty, authenticity & influence remains an essential for changing lives.

/  viva Hamilton, the havenous /