Category: Harlequin Authors

How to create Leap-Off-The-Page Characters – Stefanie London

  It takes a skilled author to balance all the needs of creating a great book. You’ve got to combine story, plot, conflicts, characters, romance, craft, style, voice and more to get readers engrossed in your tale. And each person approaches it differently.  So here’s Stefanie London to tell us how she focuses on characters!  …

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Harlequin Editor Carly Silver Goes Over the Finishing Touches to a Book

Sometimes a year goes by slowly–and sometimes very fast! Amy Woods, debut author for Harlequin Special Edition and Carly Silver, new editorial assistant for Harlequin Special Edition, both have something to celebrate in September–the publication of Amy’s debut title! After discussing the manuscript and behind the scenes bits, here’s how the final touches are done……

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Addison Fox on archetypal characters

  Addison Fox had written nearly fifteen titles before coming to Harlequin Romantic Suspense with her Steele family series! As a writer she’s fascinated by the archetypal characters–why readers respond to them, and what you can do to make them your own.    What’s So Appealing About Certain Characters? Whether we call them hooks or stereotypes,…

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Katherine Garbera Can Write Just About Anywhere…

  Katherine Garbera is someone you most definitely pencil in her address in your contact book! But somehow she’s managed to write over 45 titles for Harlequin while on the move. Here are some of her secrets…   The View From Where? I like writing, actually I love it. What I really dig about it…

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Kat Cantrell’s SYTYCW feedback!

Kat Cantrell won the SYTYCW contest two years ago. Now, eighteen contracted titles later (though not all published yet!), she looks back on the feedback from Senior Editor Stacy Boyd that helped her get that career started! The winning  feedback… In the comments of the SOLD! Blog a few weeks ago, someone mentioned how helpful…

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7 Questions for New Author Stefanie London

Today we’re highlighting debut author Stefanie London, who has a Harlequin Kiss out in July! Don’t miss your chance to grab Only the Brave Try Ballet in print–or wherever ebooks are sold on July 1st!  Seven Things Writers Want To Know! What got you interested in writing? It sounds so cliché but I’ve wanted to…

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Elizabeth Lane — Switching Between Historicals and Contemporary

 One of the best things about working at Harlequin is that we work with authors, not just lines (though editors do have primary allegiances to their home line). Here’s how one talented author–Elizabeth Lane–went from Historicals to Desire–and manages to balance both!  Tumbling Through Time For most of my thirty-five year writing career I never…

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