Getting the Call: Meet Tanya Stowe

We’re thrilled to welcome Tanya Stowe to Love Inspired Suspense! Read her inspiring story below: When my lovely editor, Shana Asaro, asked me if I would like to write a blog about THE CALL, I had to chuckle. You see, I think I’m pretty well-rounded with lots of challenging life experiences. I married my high school…

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Romance Writing Pet Peeves

by Patience Bloom (from her blog) Please bear in mind that this is just one editor’s pet peeves, compiled over many years of reading. And I’ll include some good with the peeve: I love reunion romances. We’ve all had a romance that we’ve fantasized about revisiting. In Romanceland, you can! I also love cranky Alpha heroes,…

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Advice from the Archives: Mainstream vs. Series Romance

Series refers to a publishing approach that, these days, is pretty much unique to Harlequin. As you’re no doubt aware, our series books fall into the romance category or genre. Of course, the majority of books published as genre fiction are single or stand-alone titles (and “author-driven” series like those of Sue Grafton and Laura Lippman—to take…

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Top 5 Reasons to Feature Food in Romance

By Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue Maybe the most straightforward list we’ve done to date. 1. Writing an international setting?  Make sure food is part of the focus.  Pasta making in Italy sounds like a true love story to me! 2.  Or maybe you’re writing something a little closer to home.  Tell us…

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#WritingChallenge: Here Comes the Bride!

It’s June, and wedding season is upon us! Few things are more romantic and heartfelt than the perfect wedding day. But what happens when it’s not so perfect? Harlequin editor Karen Reid knows all about that:   “In the car on the way to the wedding, my dad and I (and my friend behind us…

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Interview with…Kerri Carpenter!

Let’s give a big welcome to Kerri Carpenter, our newest visitor to the SYTYCW blog! We’re delighted to have her and chat about her writing. Don’t miss her new book from Harlequin Special Edition, Falling for the Right Brother, available now. Without further do, here’s Kerri! How did you get into writing? Looking back now, I think…

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Editor Recommendations for Writing–Updated!

We editors have done much research on writing and have come up with this excellent longer list of craft related books for you to peruse. Don’t be intimidated! These books will inspire you to organize, plot, re-plot, dream, and get yourself in that chair to write. So without further ado… Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg…

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Getting the Call: Meet Allison B. Collins

We’re thrilled to welcome Allison B. Collins to Harlequin Western Romance! Read her inspiring story below! It all started with a dream I had a couple of years ago about five ranching brothers who lived in Montana.  They were all there: the wounded soldier returning to the family’s dude ranch, the veterinarian, the bad boy cowboy,…

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Advice from the Archives: Why Networking Is Important

It is so easy to sit in front of your computer and create stories, isn’t it? For some of you, it might be just as easy to network. You could be the type that thrives in crowds, loves to meet people and gets the word out that you are a brilliant writer with a great…

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