Bryn Donovan

Editor

Hallmark Publishing

AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips
Replying to @StaceyONeale

That's fine. WRAPPED UP IN CHRISTMAS from @HallmarkPublish and its sequel both deal with veteran PTSD.
PTSD related to abuse needs to be handled in a way to minimize re-traumatizing readers, e.g. no vivid, graphic flashbacks.
#MSWL
tinyurl.com/4pr6ttk3

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips
Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

As always, I should add that these requests are for unpublished novels, not movie scripts or published novels to be considered for adaptation.
#MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

Romance specific to spring or fall; fresh concept; clear, compelling conflict to the romance on both sides.
#MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

Also under beach reads: original and emotional women's fiction, family/sisters/friends, romantic subplot, beautiful setting.
πŸ–οΈπŸŒ΄
#MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

High-concept beach read romance, from goofy romcom to poignant and heartfelt. Contemporary only.

#MSWL #amwriting #romancelandia #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

A mystery with a beach setting, female amateur sleuth, fun concept. Original pun-tastic title is a plus πŸ™‚

#MSWL #amwriting #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

Thread: things on my and @ShinEunhae's #MSWL ! We usually take pitches from agents only, but we'll take pitches for these specific things from unagented authors with published full-length novels in the genre. DM me for details if you're interested.
#amwriting #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

Two important things:
*contemporary only; we don't do historical
*I have nothing to do with scripts. I just do the books.

#MSWL

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

In a romance synopsis I'm always looking for:
*do they spend a lot of time together?
*why are they so into each other?
*what is the obstacle, ON BOTH SIDES, to the romance?
*what are the character arcs...how do they both change/learn/grow?

#Romancelandia #MSWL

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

5. I'd love to get pitches for one-off cozy mysteries, high concept, fun premise.

#MSWL #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

4. Would love to get a romance with AAPI main characters, from romcom to beautiful and heartfelt. Open to published authors without agents here, and we can start with the synopsis. DM me in September for contact info.

#MSWL #Romancelandia

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

3. I'd love to get a LOVE ACTUALLY type story (minus creepy vibes) with 3 romance storylines for Christmas.

#MSWL #Romancelandia

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

2. Emotional stories and series ideas specifically geared toward Mahogany original movies, romance or women's fiction. Robyn Carr's Virgin River series on Netflix is a good comp here.
tinyurl.com/cxmxe5fk

#MSWL #Romancelandia #WritingCommunity

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips
Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

I'm *always* open to pitches, no MS needed, from BIPOC authors who have published romance novels (inc. self-published). To learn about pitching a Hallmark romance novel (not script), Christmas or no, slide into my DMs πŸ™‚ Pass it on!

#WritingCommunity #MSWL #BlackHistoryMonth

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

Always looking for diverse and #ownvoices stories; especially interested in Christmas/holiday right now. Thanks!

#MSWL #Hallmark

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

4. A romance where the small-town protagonist decides to go to the big city in the end...maybe gets the courage to follow their dreams again after a setback. (We did this in one movie; did you catch that? πŸ™‚ )
#MSWL #Hallmark

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

3. Not romance per se: three intertwined love stories. They're all brought together by some Christmas thing. πŸ˜„ Maybe one of the couples is in their 60s/70s/80s?
#MSWL #Hallmark

Bryn Donovan
@BrynDonovan
Editor
AKA Stacey Donovan, exec. editor/creative director for Hallmark Publishing. πŸ“š Blogger & author. πŸ’» #Binders Follow for writing talk and silliness. she/her
27 MSWL
1 Tips

2. Still looking for sweet LGBTQ+ romance in general, Christmas or not; not a coming-out story. Looking for clear conflict to the romance on both sides; being gay is not the conflict. Maybe rivals to romance, second chance, grumpy/sunshine? #MSWL #Hallmark