150 Days of Writing Romance: Achieved!

Dear Writers, The time has come! This week marks 150 days since we proposed a stretch of time for you to focus on writing your romance novel. Did it go fast or slow for you? We have so enjoyed interacting with you and hope we provided good information and inspiration for you to keep writing.…

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Harlequin Series Quiz for Authors: The Answers

We hope you had fun with our Harlequin Series Quiz for authors, and learned some things about submitting your manuscript to Harlequin. As promised, here are the answers to Friday’s quiz!   Q: Name three series that publish romances over 70K words. A: Harlequin Heartwarming, Harlequin Historical and Harlequin Romantic Suspense all publish stories over…

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#WritingChallenge: Take our Harlequin Series Quiz!

You’re in the home stretch of the 150 Day Challenge. Hooray! What’s next? Thinking about the best place to submit your masterpiece, that’s what! On Monday, we encouraged you to check out our submission guidelines to see which Harlequin series is right for you. If you took the time to do so, you’re ready for…

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Advice from the Archives: How to Network like a Rock Star

by Emily Rodmell Writing can often be a lonely profession, just you and your computer. That’s why a support system is vital. Sometimes knowing the right people and having them know you can be helpful in your writing journey. How do you build that system? By networking. Here are some tips on whom you should…

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Finishing Up Your Novel and What’s Next

Brrrr! Is it our imagination or did it suddenly become winter? At least on the U.S. Northeast Coast, the frigid temperatures have us running for our coats. At the same time, it’s the perfect weather for someone to huddle down in front of the computer and finish writing a book. Which brings us to your…

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Getting the Call: Meet Rachael Stewart!

What a pleasure it is to welcome new author Rachael Stewart to Harlequin Dare! As you may know, this line of super-sexy romances debuts in February 2018 and we look forward to Rachael’s story! Publication date details to come. Here is how Rachael got The Call, in her own words… Okay, so I got the…

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Turning Up the Heat: The Key to Red-Hot Romance

By: Katie Gowrie & the Harlequin Dare Team Is opening the bedroom door on your hero and heroine the biggest challenge of writing a romance novel? Quite possibly. The romance writing community will have answers to this that run the gamut of opinions. Some might say writing sex scenes is tons of fun and totally…

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Writing Challenge results: Our Top 3 opening lines!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our #writingchallenge on Friday!  We asked for your best bad boy hero opening lines, and you delivered. Your entries were creative, intriguing and entertaining. We loved reading them all, and had a very tough time picking favourites! But after much deliberation, here are our Top 3: “That’s my…

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Getting the Call: Meet Sharee Stover!

We are delighted to welcome debut Love Inspired Suspense author Sharee Stover with her story on Getting the Call! In her own words… I am a planner to the max. I’m the kind of person who buys the next year’s calendar the summer before. So, when I got THE CALL my planning went out the…

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