Bryna René Haynes

About Bryna René Haynes

Bryna René Haynes is the founder of The Heart of Writing, the chief editor for Inspired Living Publishing, and the author of The Art of Inspiration: An Editor’s Guide to Writing Powerful, Effective Self-Help and Inspirational Books (Inspired Living Publishing, 2016). In addition to working with private clients around the world, she has guided over 180 authors through the Authentic Storytelling model as editor for ILP’s best-selling print anthology series. Learn more about Bryna at

Waiting for the Expert Fairy

Are you waiting for someone to come along and dub you an “expert?” As Bryna Haynes discovered, expert status isn’t something that’s conferred. It’s something you choose―and that choice has reverberations far deeper than your 50-word bio.

The Ultimate Balance

No one, not even a dedicated workaholic like me, loves work for work’s sake. It’s what that work produces that keeps us going. But if we want to sustain that level of accomplishment, we need to care for ourselves in whatever way keeps those beloved tasks feeling joyful, light, and inspired, or risk losing what we value most―the very things that motivate us in the first place. That is the ultimate balance, the place where what we give and what we receive are equal, and in flow.

The Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask

The quality of the questions we ask ourselves every day can determine whether we are moving toward a radically-engaged life, or staying planted in a life that leaves us longing for more. In this article, Inspired Living Publishing’s Chief Editor Bryna René Haynes explores the power of questions to rock our world, change our lives, and lift us into a deeper and more satisfying connection with ourselves.

5 Things You Need to Know Before You Write Your Book, Article, or Blog

If you want to write in a way that speaks to your readers—in a way that’s totally on-point with message and tone, and delivers information in a relatable and actionable way—you need to have a clear plan of action for your writing process.

The Power of the Question

The ability to ask relevant, targeted, open-ended questions is a skill that’s useful in every situation. Questions are open and evolving; they invite exploration. Every invention, every theory, every spiritual moment in history began, in one way or another, with a question.

The Shadow Side of Wishing

Have you ever wondered why, no matter how you wish, dream, and visualize, things aren’t happening the way you want them to? ILP’s chief editor Bryna René Haynes explores why desire alone isn’t enough to create your dreams – and what you can do instead.

Presence on the Page: Five Lessons Yoga Can Teach Us About Our Writing Practice

Imagine if you could come to the page with the same ease with which you come to your morning rituals; if you could show up every day without worrying about what you are going to produce or achieve. Chances are, it would revolutionize your writing. So, writer … Are you ready to practice?

How to Write When You’re “Not A Writer”

Have you convinced yourself that you’re not a writer? If so, whenever you sit down to write anything―a blog post, a marketing page, a tweet, or even a journal entry―does your inner critic pipe up with her favorite refrain: “No one wants to read that. You’re not a writer.”? It’s my intention that these tips will empower you to stop putting off your writing dreams and start taking steps toward your goals. You have something beautiful and unique to say, and anything that holds you back from saying it is doing you, and the world, a huge disservice.

How to Unleash Your Inner Genius Through Journaling

If you want to unleash your inner genius through journaling, all you need to do is learn to ask the right questions in your journaling practice! Great questions will create a feeling of expansiveness, lightness, or increased energy in your body. They will feel open, like doors leading out into a sunlit field. By contrast, unhelpful questions will create a sinking feeling or heaviness in your body, and will make you feel closed, or boxed in. Here are some great examples to get you started.

Get Into the Groove: How to Create―and Sustain―a Daily Writing Practice

Do you write every day? When we practice something every day, it becomes an inextricable part of the fabric of our lives. More, it becomes natural―something that flows with us, rather than something we have to struggle with. Daily writing practice―whether it’s journaling, writing a blog, or creating content for a book―is one of the best ways to tap into your authentic voice and get comfortable with how you show up on the page. Bryna Rene Haynes, Inspired Living Publishing’s chief editor shares her tips for creating, and sustaining, a daily writing practice.