Top Ten Reasons to Love a Bad Boy

What is it about the bad boy? Every time one shows up on the page our hearts race and we just have to know more.  I don’t know about you, but it’s one of our favorite tropes to pick apart.  So let’s get to it! 1. It’s forbidden. Sometimes we want something because we’ve been…

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Writing a Lovable Antihero

by Katie Gowrie Everyone loves a bad boy. Or maybe I should say—everyone loves a good bad boy. The guy that lives dangerously but knows how to reign it in at the right time. This month for SYTYCW150, we’re talking about sensuality, and turning up the heat is certainly fun when your hero has an…

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Write Your Romance in 150 Days: You asked, we answered!

You had a ton of questions about the Write Your Romance in 150 Days Challenge. We’ve attempted to answer them all here, broken down into topics: The Challenge The deadline is fast approaching and I’m worried my story won’t be finished. Would you recommend holding off sending it if the last three chapters are a…

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Write Your Romance in 150 Days Check-in: Ask the Editors

If you’re participating in our Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge, you’re over halfway to the finish line. Congratulations! It takes determination, discipline and hard work to complete a novel. Now’s the perfect time to give yourself a pat on the back. Celebrate your progress with a glass of champagne or your favourite chocolate…

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#WritingChallenge: The first kiss

By Deirdre McCluskey How is your writing going, authors? Have you thrown down the first draft for the Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge and are you reworking, revising, rethinking, trimming and polishing? Let us know in the comments how you’re progressing! This week we’ve been talking about sensuality and writing sex scenes without…

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Advice from the Archives: How to Keep the Romance in Your Sex Scenes

Do you like the steamy bits best? Sex is an important part of relationships and many romance novels. But writing compelling sex scenes that move the plot forward is not as easy as it seems. Sex scenes can include some of the most poignant, meaningful moments in a story, or they can make us shudder…and…

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Write a Book in 150 Days: Sensuality Check-In

by Patience Bloom We hope you have been motivating yourself—and each other—to keep writing these last few months. We’re closing in on that December deadline fast, though I’m sure for some, it might not seem fast enough. Writing is hard work! How has it been for you? Do you have days where you can’t bear…

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Getting the Call: Meet Christa Sinclair!

We are delighted to welcome debut Love Inspired Suspense author Christa Sinclair with her story on Getting the Call! In her own words… August 10, 2017. I had been back to work as an educator for just over a week. That particular day we were on a different campus for professional development, with our employees…

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5 Important Writing Tips from Author Anna J. Stewart

1. Read. I bet you thought I’d start out by saying write. Ha! Fooled you.  Nope. My number one rule for writers is to read. Read everything you can get your hands on. In the genre you write and outside of it. Magazines, newspapers, blogs (not FB posts–they don’t count!). Words are power, especially ones…

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#WritingChallenge: What’s in the box?

by Deirdre McCluskey This month at So You Think You Can Write has been all about conflict, and you’ve all been working hard to make sure your conflict’s captivating and your characters are authentically motivated. So this week’s challenge is for fun (but will stretch your creative muscles too!) No Harlequin romance categories epitomize fun,…

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