Category: Archive

How Valentines Lead to Better Happily-Ever-Afters

by Evan Yeong Today is February 13th, also known as Valentine’s Eve (or at least that’s what I’m choosing to call it for the purposes of this blog post). Initially my mind had turned to spotlighting Galentine’s Day, defined by Parks and Recreation‘s Leslie Knope as a day “about celebrating lady-friends.” Then I remembered that this…

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Harlequin Editors’ Top 10 Feel-Good Romance Movies

Originally posted on the Harlequin Blog Flowers, chocolates, candy—people either love the official day of romance or love to hate it.  But no matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day, everyone can get behind celebrating true love by binge-watching some feel-good romance movies. To help you plan your Valentine’s viewing, the Harlequin Editors have put…

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Writing Challenge: Time After Time

by Evan Yeong Nowadays when we think of Historical Romance the first images that spring to mind are likely beleaguered estates, empire waist dresses, and other such hallmarks of the Regency Era. That may or may not be directly attributed to the film and TV adaptations of Pride and Prejudice that have been released roughly…

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Harlequin Historical: Creating Heroines for a World That Needed Them

by Evan Yeong Journalist, author and human rights activist Sally Armstrong is on record as confirming that there has “never been a better time to be a woman.” The implication being, of course, that any time before right now things were worse for the female population (and progressively more so, the further back you go). That’s…

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Interview with… AC Arthur!

Today on the blog, we chat with author AC Arthur, who writes paranormal romance for Carina Press and sexy contemporary romance for Harlequin DARE. Read on to find out more about her writing process, her fave latest reads and her advice for romance writers! Can you describe your writing process? If I had to do…

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Getting the Call: Meet Julie Danvers!

Ever since I was young, I’ve wanted to be a writer. I grew up in a rural area, and books provided the adventures I craved. I dreamed of writing the kinds of books I loved to read: sprawling fantasy novels, suspenseful thrillers, and mysteries with irresistible twists. Romance didn’t exactly make the list. I liked…

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Writing Challenge: Hey Mr. DJ, Put a Record On

by Evan Yeong Writing this on a Tuesday, it’s hard not to have The Bachelor on the mind. That’s fortunate, however, as it’s the perfect show to emphasize the effect that musical ability can have on a relationship. Take, for example, Jed Wyatt, who “won” (see: beat out the 32 other contestants) Season 15 of The…

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Advice from the Archives: Bringing Scenes to Life

Today’s archived post is from Harlequin Refresh, a blog series we ran last January featuring our best advice on freshening up your writing! By Patience Bloom Once you’ve reached the end of your first (or twelfth) draft, you might think you’re ready to submit your fabulous romance novel. But are you? And how do you…

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Advice from the Archives: Keep It Fresh!

by Johanna Raisanen, Editor (from a 2014 post on this blog) So you’ve written a secret-baby story and you’re debating submitting to us. Well, you should! But perhaps you’ve been told that secret-baby stories are so cliché! I recently read an article about “the worst romance-novel clichés,” where the author lists a lot of tropes…

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Ask the Editors: Are You Heartwarming or DARE?

by Evan Yeong Personality quizzes are nothing new. From the glossy pages of Seventeen to the innumerable questions created daily for BuzzFeed, there’s nothing quite like speedily ticking off your choices and finding that you really are Chandler from Friends, just like you always thought! Then comes the additional pleasure from foisting that same quiz on…

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