Your Romance Writing Checklist

By Patience Bloom You can save the candlelight dinner with chocolate cake and chilled wine for when you’ve completed your romance novel. For now, you have a book to write/finish/edit so it’s time to focus on the basics. Here are ten items for you to check before you submit your manuscript to a publisher: Are…

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Meet Kat Cantrell and Jennifer Drogell, 2 SYTYCW Success Stories!

Hi, So You Think You Can Write Participants! 2011 & 2012 SYTYCW winners Kat Cantrell and Jennifer Hayward are here to give you the skinny on the contest, their advice on writing, and hopefully answer some of your burning questions. Not only did SYTYCW launch both their careers, but it inspired a great friendship! We’ve…

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Historical Romance

Kathryn Cheshire and Sarah Stubbs discuss what makes a great historical romance and what they’re looking to acquire. [podcast]http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/HISTORICAL-ROMANCE.mp3[/podcast]

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Why Harlequin?

What sets Harlequin apart from other romance publishers? Why should you submit to us? Well, we have many opportunities for writers, and a great start is participating in So You Think You Can Write. Talk with our editors and learn about our programs. Join us for a Twitter event today at 10am EST where you…

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Focus on Stacy Boyd

Stacy Boyd worked on a variety of Harlequin series, feature and custom publishing programs and special projects before becoming Senior Editor for Harlequin Desire. And along the way she’s acquired, developed and celebrated with a number of debut and established authors! She originally did this Q&A on the Harlequin Community Forums. What most distinguishes your…

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The Next Big Thing in Romance Could Be You!

By Harlequin Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd Welcome to So You Think You Can Write! Harlequin and Mills & Boon are searching globally to find new authors for all our series. Always wanted to write a romance novel? Be sure to enter our Writing Contest. One lucky winner will be offered a book publishing contract…

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So How Does Harlequin Find New Authors?

We’ve asked a couple of editors to give the inside scoop about how they found their recent new/new to Harlequin acquisitions. Contests, conferences, agents and straight out submissions are all great ways. But it seems the best way to get an editor’s interest is to be open to revisions!  Allison Lyons (@Allison_Lyons), Editor for Harlequin…

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Focus on Harlequin Desire…

Harlequin Desire is one of our oldest and most widely read lines. Readers around the world devour these short, snappy stories–and we love reading them ourselves! So what makes a true Desire? Glad you asked… Senior editor Stacy Boyd, editor Charles Griemsman and editorial assistant Allison Carroll weigh in on what makes a story Desire-able….…

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Focus on Laurie Johnson

Laurie Johnson works on Medical Romances, but her degree in Imaginative Writing (I’m guessing that’s “Creative Writing” in England!) certainly helps out! Laurie was interviewed on the Harlequin Community Forums a few weeks ago, and here’s what we learned…. What most distinguishes your series from the other lines (especially lines that may be similar to yours)?…

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Focus on Sheila Hodgson & Medicals!

Sheila Hodgson, Senior Editor for Harlequin’s Medical Romances, has probably read the equivalent of five years of medical school! I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s always asked to diagnose matters of the heart as well…. 🙂 This post originally appeared in the Harlequin Community Forums. What most distinguishes Medical Romance from the other lines (especially…

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