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About Bryn Donovan
Bryn Donovan is the author of several novels, children's books, and nonfiction books (both as Bryn and as Stacey Donovan), including Master Lists for Writers, 5,000 Writing Prompts, and the #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller, Sunrise Cabin. Her work has been published in Ploughshares, North American Review, McSweeneys, and Writers Digest, and she's the creative producer of two Hallmark movies. A book editor and writing coach at Lucky Author, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, and she blogs about writing and positivity at bryndonovan.com. An eternal optimist, she loves telling stories, helping other writers tell theirs, and encouraging others to make their dreams come true.
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5,000 Writing Prompts
includes creative writing prompts for many genres, including fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thriller, romance, young adult, and poetry, as well as prompts for writing about yourself, blog writing, and more. Use it for your work in progress or for a good way to free your imagination from writer's block!
Master Lists for Writers
is a reference book and thesaurus designed to make the writing process go more quickly by offering lists for common writing elements...from facial expressions and physical descriptions to conflicts, plots, and character names. Please note that Master Lists for Writers does include adult content for romance writers.
Blank Page to Final Draft
is a step-by-step handbook to prep for, write, and edit a novel from with either getting published traditionally or successful self-publishing in mind. It contains help with pacing, dialogue, character development, and more. Even if you’re in the middle of writing a draft, it can provide clarity and a guide for revision.
From editor, author, and writing coach Bryn Donovan, you'll turn to these essential tools on writing again and again to write faster, write more, and write your best work yet.
5,000 Writing Prompts is the must-have resource for novelists, short story writers, screenwriters, creative writing teachers, bloggers, memoir writers, playwrights, improv actors, and other creators. It's not only for people with writer's block, but also for people who want to write faster and make their stories richer and better.
150 plot ideas for each of these genres: fantasy, science fiction, mystery, romance, young adult, historical fiction, and general fiction
hundreds of other master plots from classic fiction and mythology
hundreds of dialogue, character, and setting prompts
100 poetry exercises
hundreds of prompts for personal writing and journaling
500 blog post ideas
…and much more!
From the author of Master Lists for Writers, this comprehensive book is filled with inspiration. Let it spark your imagination and remind you that your creative possibilities are truly endless.
Write faster...write more!
MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS makes “show, don’t tell” much easier and helps you figure out your story more quickly. In this book, you’ll find:
• lists of phrases for describing facial expressions, body language, gestures, physical appearance, and emotions
• 175 master plot ideas, including romance, high-stakes, family, and workplace stories
• lists of words for writing action scenes and love scenes
• inspiration for figuring out character traits and quirks, backstories, occupations, motivations, and goals
• lists for describing settings and writing dialogue
• lists of good character names for contemporary stories...plus medieval England, Regency England, Wild West, and WWII settings
• and more!
Whether you’re writing novels or short fiction, screenwriting, or any other kind of storytelling, MASTER LISTS FOR WRITERS is a rich source of inspiration you’ll turn to again and again.
This book contains adult language.
or write your best novel yet…
while living your busy life.
From executive editor and writing coach Bryn Donovan comes the step-by-step guide to plan, write, and edit your novel. Even if you’re a full-time employee, a student, or a parent, you can complete a novel that’s polished and ready to submit to agents and editors or to self-publish. Do one step a week to finish in one year’s time…or go as fast as you like!
In this book, you’ll learn how to:
•create a clear vision for your project
•avoid common pitfalls that publishing houses see all the time
•plot a novel on one index card (for people who hate to plot)
•identify and fix plot holes before you even begin writing
•continuously improve your writing style with mini-lessons throughout the book
•revise and edit a first draft
•overcome the fears and doubts that hold you back from success!
Get BLANK PAGE TO FINAL DRAFT today and begin writing the novel of your dreams.
his memories are gone…
And now, he sees her for the woman she is.
Michael West doesn’t remember anything. Not himself, not his brother, and not being a warrior in a secret society that fights demons and other supernatural beings. He doesn’t trust any of them—except Valentina Vega, a full-figured Mage who’s an empath and a virgin. Her presence and her voice bring him peace.
Val always had a hopeless crush on the funny and charming Michael. He flirted with and bedded others—women, and a few men—but he never saw her as more than a friend. Now that he’s interested, she tries to resist, knowing that it can be difficult to date an empath like her…and knowing he’d never behave this way if he didn't have amnesia.
But Michael can be very persuasive. And after their world is rocked by a threat from an ancient enemy, they’re thrown together in a quest to defend Manus Sancti. Val makes decisions she never thought she’d make, putting her life in danger—along with her heart. In love and in war, will the darkness overcome the light?
This BBW psychic romance is a part of the fantasy romance series Knights of Manus Sancti.
But as soon as he entered her psyche,
he knew there had been a terrible mistake.
Jonathan West, a warrior in a secret society, is still reeling from the loss of his brother when he’s sent to Phoenix to execute a witch for practicing dark enchantments. It doesn’t take him long to discover his target is innocent— and the beauty of her soulscape and her untamed spirit make his blood sing.
Cassie Rios, divorced and recently unemployed, has no idea why wild animals have started mauling and even killing anyone who sparks her fury. She realizes she’s a danger to everyone around her, and Jonathan and his shadow organization may be her only hope.
As she learns to control the magic she never would have chosen, she and Jonathan surrender to the desire that flares between them. But the secret society of Manus Sancti has its own seductions, and she soon faces a choice that could lead to her destruction.
This psychic romance is the first book in the paranormal romance series Knights of Manus Sancti.
The moment Andi enters the Girard mansion, she's haunted by disturbing visions. She tries to brush them off, but her attraction to David isn't as easy to ignore. Their relationship soon crosses the line from professional to personal, despite his guarded nature and warnings about his dark past.
When the dreams and visions intensify into very real violence, David and Andi are desperate to uncover the evil threatening to possess him. Could Andi's gifts be the key to uncovering the darkness within David? And will he be strong enough to break the family curse and protect the woman he loves?