Category: Archive

Suggestions from the Slush Pile: 3 Mistakes to Avoid!

by Evan Yeong The title of this post may hit a bit too close to home for those of us experiencing the middle of yet another frigid winter, but hopefully our tips help you take your mind off the weather! The “slush pile” has nothing to do with snow and ice and everything to do…

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What’s Your Reading/Writing Resolution?

by Evan Yeong Another year, another chance to change our lives for the better! The more pessimistic among us might point out that 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail, but why let that stop you from attempting to improve yourself? For readers and would-be writers of romance, 2020 is an opportunity to work on the…

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Happy Holidays from SYTYCW

Another year is coming to an end — and with it the end of a decade! So You Think You Can Write has been proud to bring you writing tips and inspiration, author interviews and exciting call stories, and of course fun writing challenges! If you missed this October roundup of some of our best…

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Harlequin Editors’ Top 10 Romance Heroes of 2019

For 70 years, the Harlequin Editors have been on the lookout for unforgettable heroes who embody romance.  As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at the men who inspired us, made us smile, and made us swoon in 2019.   Whether between the pages of an amazing romance, on screen or in real…

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Writing Challenge: Waiting Under the Tree

The last of the turkey leftovers are finally being finished off, and homeowners across the continent are throwing off the restraint that just barely kept their holiday home decorating in check. That’s right, it’s December and the most wonderful time of the year is just around the corner! Christmas, for those who celebrate it, is…

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Top 5 Holiday Romance Movies

Yesterday on the blog, we let you know our thoughts on the popular Christmas film Love, Actually. Enjoy this updated post from our Archives on our top five holiday romance movie picks! By: Deirdre & Katie The holiday season is in full swing and we at SYTYCW couldn’t be more pleased. December brings with it…

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Do You Love Love, Actually?

It’s officially December, which means it’s that time of year when many of us indulge in our favourite Chrismas movies! Including the popular and polarizing film, Love Actually. Enjoy this post from our Archives, in which Harlequin Editors discuss what we love and hate (and love to hate) about it! Ah, it’s that time of…

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10 Things Only a Romance Editor Knows

The following is adapted from a post in our archives. Working in the romance fiction industry requires some very specialist skills. Read on for the Harlequin editors’ top 10 list! 1.) Our internet search histories are not for the fainthearted (or children). 2.) It can be weird when the author uses your name for the…

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Advice from the Archives: Line Editing with Carly Silver

Today, we bring you a post from our Archives. Harlequin editor Carly Silver offers a breakdown on what happens at the line editing stage of a book. By this point, the book has had a substantive edit, to work out the big-picture kinks with characterization and plot development. Now, the editor will give it a…

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Writing Challenge: Meet the Parents

(American) Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the holiday is so much more than food. And a good thing, too, since our last writing challenge already focused on all the heat that can be generated in the kitchen. In switching gears from stuffing and pumpkin pie (my personal favourites), we decided to turn to…

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