Cracking Romantic Suspense according to Patience Bloom

Today we’re thankful for Senior Editor Patience Bloom, a favorite blogger here! So when she volunteered to tell us exactly what she wants to see in the next new author for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, well, we couldn’t wait to find out! Check out the Writing Guidelines as well… Harlequin Romantic Suspense: In Search of… By Patience…

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Meet some Harlequin Editors at Next Week’s Open House!

Just wanted to remind–or inform if you didn’t know–that the fantastic Harlequin Community is hosting an Open House Extravaganza next week! Lots of discussion about books and favorite authors and holiday traditions will be going on in the Forums all day long Of particular interest to this crowd might be the live chats each evening with…

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Harlequin Editors Say Avoid Plotting Pitfalls!

Here’s another great insight from the UK’s “New Voices” competition a few years ago.  Characters Behaving Badly… Acting out of character for the sake of the plot is a no-no. If your characters start bending every which way just to reach your desired conclusion then you are writing puppets, not people. Individual motivations and reactions are…

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October Acquisition Roundup for Harlequin Series!

After a few (relatively) slow months, the Harlequin series editors were contracting many books in October! 181 individual titles were acquired for the various lines. Yep, 181! The most acquisitive lines were Harlequin Presents—with 25 contracted  titles!—Harlequin Intrigue with 21, Harlequin Romantic Suspense with 19 and Harlequin Superromance with 18 titles. Between 1-15 books were…

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Harlequin Author Milestones

The Harlequin Blog ran this a few weeks ago, but we thought it worth repeating! Here are the milestones for all the Harlequin authors (series, digital, single title) in November. Aren’t they a talented bunch? Debut Authors: Debbie Herbert, Siren’s Secret Amalie Howard, Waterfell Jenny Oliver, The Parisian Christmas Bake Off Kimberly Rose Johnson, The…

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Lara Lacombe’s publishing debut with Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Thanks to the feedback from a few weeks ago, we heard that you were interested in the call/the first year as a published writer. Here’s Lara Lacombe’s account of her debut with Harlequin Romantic Suspense! My publishing debut with Harlequin Romantic Suspense By Lara Lacombe First of all, thanks so much for having me on…

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Harlequin Editor Patience Bloom on Revisions

Once more Senior Editor Patience Bloom graciously let us borrow from her own website, Romance Is My Day Job. This post on revisions appeared in June, but we’d like to share it with you again! My Love/Hate Relationship with Revisions I loathe writing revision letters but feel very satisfied once I’m finished with one, like I’ve done…

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So how’s SOLD! doing? Harlequin Minds Want to Know!

We started the SOLD! blog about two months ago in the hopes of giving some pertinent, useful information to would-be Harlequin authors. And we want to thank you for the tweets and retweets, the comments, and most of all for coming back! We do think we’ve achieved many of our goals–but it’s equally important to…

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