Melanie Votaw
Services Offered
Ghostwriting, editing, book coaching
Most Recent Book Title
52 Ways to Romance Your Muse and Launch Any Creative Project
Book Description
Whether you're a writer, painter, choreographer, website designer, executive, etc., this book will provide you with ways to think differently and open the well of creativity that's just waiting to be accessed inside you. With 52 different creativity prompts, you can use this book for years to come to spark innovative ideas, launch a new creative project, or break through artistic blocks.
Additional Book Titles
Hummingbirds: Jewels on Air; 52 Weeks of Passionate Sex; Passion Starters; The Art of Belly Dancing; and others
Location (city/state/country)
New York/NY/USA
Author bio
Melanie Votaw is a full-time writer who has written 36 books - 10 under her own name and 26 that she has ghostwritten for others. Her books have been published by such houses as Running Press/Perseus Books, Hay House, Hyperion, Macmillan, and others. Publishers and literary agents frequently recommend her to their authors.

She runs the Facebook group "Finish Your Book with Melanie Votaw" and runs a group coaching program for self-help authors with individualized coaching, detailed instruction, motivation, and relief from isolation as they finish their book.

Besides her ghostwriting and coaching, Melanie works as a developmental book editor for other non-fiction authors. Her website is

In addition to her book writing, Melanie maintains her own international travel blog at, and she has written for a number of magazines and newspapers. She has also appeared on radio and television and as a speaker and workshop leader across the country.

While most of Melanie's books are nonfiction, she has published short fiction and poetry in a number of book anthologies and literary magazines around the world.
Professional Speaker Topics
Self-publishing vs. Traditional Publishing - Which is Best For You; The Crucial Components of a Successful Self-Help Book; Self-Help Authors: Get Over Your Outline Allergy
Favorite Quote or Personal Motto

"Write now. Procrastinate later." -Robert Holden

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