Photo credit: Kim Fuller Photography

Photo credit: Kim Fuller Photography

Hi, writer! 

I'm Bryna Haynes, Book Strategist and Creation Coach, Word Alchemist, mama of two, and the President and founder of The Heart of Writing. I'm also the best-selling author of the multiple-award-winning The Art of Inspiration: An Editor's Guide to Writing Powerful, Effective Inspirational and Personal Development Books. 

My mission, supported by my awesome Heart of Writing Team, is to empower changemakers, thought leaders, healers, teachers, and enlightened entrepreneurs to create books that start movements, build their businesses, and change the world. I take big, ethereal concepts and channel them into structures and systems (aka, outlines and chapters) that capture my client's biggest visions in a way that's exciting, relatable, and accessible to every reader. In over a decade as a top-level editor, ghostwriter, and book coach, I've worked with over 300 inspired writers to create both single-author and multi-author/collaborative books. My editing portfolio includes more than 20 #1 national and international best-sellers (and counting). 

In addition to working with individual authors, experts, and leaders for over a decade, I am the Chief Editor for Inspired Living Publishing, and have edited all of ILP's best-selling print collaborative books, including Courageous Hearts (2017), Midlife Transformation (2017) and the acclaimed Inspiration for a Woman's Soul trilogy. I have also been a guest presenter in Marci Shimoff's Enlightened Bestseller program, and work with some of the top names in the personal development industry. 

Okay, enough bragging. Let's get to the good stuff. 


Everything you really need to know about me

Where I'm from: Rhode Island. I'm a true New Englander. I've even been known to say "wicked awesome" occasionally. Don't judge. 

Where I live: Rhode Island. This state has a tractor beam. It keeps calling me home. 

Married to: The world's best gondolier.

Mama to: A Moonbeam and a Little Star (aka Aine and Aelyn)

Astrology: Sun in Pisces, Moon and Mercury in Gemini, Venus in Aquarius, Cancer ascendant, Saturn in Virgo. 

Myers-Briggs Type: INTP

Enneagram type: 5

Human Design: Non-emotional Manifestor

Things that make me do a happy dance: My daughters' giggles, handstands in the grass, sushi, funky hair colors, motorcycle boots, great fantasy novels, my clients' world-rocking ideas. 

Titles I claim in my spare time: Yoga instructor, integrative philosopher, sacred music performer and composer, landscape photographer, world traveler, dragon tamer, magical Celtic faerie goddess. (No, I'm not kidding. Not even about the dragons.)


Photo credit: Kim Fuller Photography

Photo credit: Kim Fuller Photography

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