Bryn Donovan

Instructor & Writer
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Bryn Donovan is a former executive editor in publishing and an author coach and book editor at She’s the author of several romance novels, including the #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller Sunrise Cabin, and ten children’s books. She was the creative producer of two Hallmark Channel movies, A Timeless Christmas and Christmas in Evergreen, and she’s written three reference books for writers. Her work has been published in Writer’s Digest, McSweeney’s, and Ploughshares. Bryn earned an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Arizona. She lives in Chicago and blogs about writing and positivity at


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Cover Photo: This is an illustration of a woman holding a book in front of half her face. The book cover has a woman's and man's face looking at each other smiling. The woman's face on the cover matches up with the real womans face. In the background are drawings of heart shaped candy with "pros" and "cons" written on them.
Should I Self-Publish My Romance Novel?

For our Romance Week series, Bryn Donovan breaks down the pros and cons of self publishing as a romance writer.

Feb 14, 2023
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Writing the Big Reveal in Romance

For our Romance Week series, instructor and novelist Bryn Donovan shares an exercise that will help you explore internal conflict between your romance protagonists.

Feb 13, 2023