ReBlog – Where to Find Beta Readers – Bryn Donovan

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What is a beta reader? it’s someone who reads your work and tells you what’s working and what needs fixing. If you’re doing the same for this person, then you might refer to them …

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ReBlog – ARGH: 25 Creative Writing Prompts to Help You Annoy Your Characters – Bryn Donovan

Recently I did a list of writing prompts to help writers embarrass their characters in their fiction. People seemed to like it a lot, so I thought I’d do a similar one to annoy (or even serio…

Source: ARGH: 25 Creative Writing Prompts to Help You Annoy Your Characters – Bryn Donovan

ReBlog | Three Great Ways to Show That Your Character Is In Love | Bryn Donovan

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Hi, friends! Here’s a post about how to “show, don’t tell” in writing, and in romance novels or other fiction that contains romance in particular. In my book Master Lists fo…

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ReBlog – What To Do When You’re Just Not Feeling Your Story – Bryn Donovan

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I give a lot of advice on this blog. Most of it, like most good advice, is based on failure. I’ve messed up a lot, so I know what I’m talking about. Let’s say you’re a few c…

Source: What To Do When You’re Just Not Feeling Your Story – Bryn Donovan

ReBlog – Stop Procrastination and Unleash Your Full Power… In Writing and Everything Else – Bryn Donovan

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I first learned when I taught English at university that procrastinators are the rule, and not the exception. Almost everyone finds it difficult to sit down and get to work. Procrastination isnR…

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ReBlog – A Few Different Ways to Sketch Out a Plot For Your Novel! – Bryn Donovan

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Note: this post was originally part of a writing series, and some comments may refers to that. Some people hate plotting. They often call themselves “pantsers,” because they write by th…

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ReBlog – What Happens on Page One: 30 Ways to Start a Novel – Bryn Donovan

ReBlog – Bryn Donovan is a fountain of knowledge.


This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But come on — you should have seen it by now. Even when you have a basic idea of your story, sometimes it’s hard to know where to…

Source: What Happens on Page One: 30 Ways to Start a Novel – Bryn Donovan

ReBlog – What Is “Head-Hopping” In Writing, and Why Shouldn’t You Do It? – Bryn Donovan

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A lot of writers have never come across the term “head-hopping” or its definition. I was one of those writers when I completed my first novel (which is unpublished, and will probably re…

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ReBlog – How to Define Your Basic Idea For Your Novel

ReBlog – This lady has such great posts about writing.

Note: this post was originally part of a writing series, and some comments may refer to that.

When you’re beginning to write a novel, it’s a good idea to identify your genre. After that…

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ReBlog – The One Thing You Need to Do Before Starting a Novel… KNOW YOUR GENRE. (Here’s how!)

Note: this post was originally part of a writing series, and some comments may refer to that. Of all the writing advice I’ve ever given, people have probably appreciated this the most: understand the genres of books, and know where yours fits in.

When I first started figuring out how to write a novel, I didn’t consider genres at all. This was a big mistake. You always have a better chance of success if you begin with a clear vision in mind of what you want to accomplish.

This post is to help you think about where you would categorize your story, and to help you get more savvy about the genre of your choice.

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ReBlog – Science Fiction Publishers 2016 (No Agent Required!)

Hi friends! Last week I published a list of agents who represent scifi, but as I said, you can publish a book without an agent. Here are a bunch of publishers who accept unagented submissions, along with comments from editors on what they’re looking for. All the tweets here date from late summer and fall 2015.

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ReBlog – Science Fiction Agents 2016

Bryn always sharing helpful info.

Hey friends! This is a list of agents looking for science fiction, along with recent comments from some of them about what they’re looking for.

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ReBlog – Fantasy Publishers 2016 (No Agent Required!)

I love the stuff she posts.

Last week I shared a list of agents accepting submissions of fantasy novels, but here are a bunch of publishers who accept unagented submissions. This list is mostly the same as my list of science fiction publishers, but there are some differences, and I figured it’s more convenient to have a list just for your genre.

Source: Fantasy Publishers 2016 (No Agent Required!) | Bryn Donovan

ReBlog – BLANK PAGE TO FINAL DRAFT

I’m reading along but I’m already off schedule.

In this post, I’m going to give you an overview of the whole year, and then tell you how to get ready before your first assignment. Every week’s assignment is on a Monday, so your first one will be Jan. 4.

Source: BLANK PAGE TO FINAL DRAFT: Overview and Getting Ready! | Bryn Donovan

ReBlog – Fantasy Agents 2016! Bryn Donovan

Last month, I posted a list of agents who represent science fiction, along with some of their recent comments about what they’re looking for. Honestly, it’s most of the same people here… but not all of the same people, and some of their requests here are specific to fantasy. It’s not a complete list, but it’s a long one!

Source: Fantasy Agents 2016! | Bryn Donovan