Category: Harlequin Editors

Line Edit stage with Harlequin Special Edition author Amy Woods…

Publishing is definitely a business of ebbs and flows, with periods of intense activity and emails and tension followed by a lull when it’s just business as usual. The latest burst of intensity Amy Woods has been going through is the line edit stage… Reviewing the line edit–or what did you do to my baby????…

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Where’s Your Unpredictable? The Harlequin Editors Want to Know!

Pulling up some more old files uncovered another of our checklist/mandates from a few years ago. There are themes that work really well for us–but tell the stories in an unexpected way! This is more focused on the “unpredictable” factor. At Harlequin, editors balance two ideas–the consistent promise to our readers and the fresh, fun…

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What has Harlequin Editor Clio Cornish Been Acquiring?

Our London office has been busy acquiring some exciting titles. Here’s Clio Cornish (@ClioCornish, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin® KISS™ & Harlequin® Romance) giving us the scoop on  Amber Page, a fabulous new author for KISS! When I first read Amber Page’s submission to So You Think You Can Write 2013, my attention was instantly grabbed by…

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Harlequin Editors Recap Some Writing Advice Discussions

Every year or so we pick a book or two about writing, publishing, story, craft, screenplays or such, and the three offices will all read and discuss it. We’ve had some wonderful and lively discussions over the years, and here are some notes on some of the best options! WRITE AWAY by Elizabeth George Felt…

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Writing Copy Advice for Harlequin Books

A water downfall in December had Mary-Theresa Hussey (executive editor for Harlequin) going through things tacked to a bulletin board, and she found a memo from 2002 about giving feedback to the copywriters (she was senior editor of Silhouette Romance at the time). Nothing particularly revelatory, but we thought it might be interesting to share! And…

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Olivia Miles on Revisions for Harlequin Special Edition

 It’s true that first thing  an author has to do is put something down on paper/screen–but most will agree that the rewriting, revisions and reworking the story is what makes it really shine! We’ve got a couple of posts on revisions coming up–and here’s Olivia Miles’s take on working with her editor Susan Litman on…

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An Editor’s Take on the Revision Process!

Yesterday Amy Woods gave us some insight into what she did once she got her revision letter for her upcoming Special Edition. Now we get to see what the editor’s intentions were! Here’s Carly Silver’s perspective on the revision process! Revisions galore! Hello! It’s Carly Silver checking in again. It’s my pleasure to be back…

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The Rest of that Q&A from a Harlequin Editor

There were a few other points to that Q&A that Mary-Theresa Hussey did in 2005. These points might be a bit more dated, but again, they weren’t tweaked or updated, to show that sometimes the advice is given because it lasts. (Again, self-publishing throws some of these points in a new direction!) Is it important…

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Harlequin Editor Paints a Picture of the AFS…

As debut author Amy Woods gets ready for HIS TEXAS FOREVER FAMILY to come out in Harlequin Special Edition in September 2014, her editor, Carly Silver, is also going through this process for the first time with an author. Yesterday Amy told us about titling, here Carly will give an editor’s perspective… What’s in a…

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Author Amy Woods Goes Through Next Steps as Harlequin Author

Once the sale has been made, there are myriad other steps in taking a book from manuscript to finished book! Each publisher has their own process, but here’s a glimpse at what Amy Woods is going through as her manuscript becomes a Harlequin Special Edition…. Confirming a title and a cover… I’m so glad to…

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