Category: Harlequin Editors

Dear Editor, how do I create a flawed character?

Dear Editor, How can I write a flawed character while keeping the readers’ sympathy? Thanks, Sandra   Dear Sandra, Ensuring your readers sympathise with your characters is an essential tool in getting them to invest their time and believe in the romance. However, that doesn’t mean your characters have to be perfect. In fact, those…

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Editor Spotlight: Meet Dana Hopkins

Our editors bring passion, dedication, and a range of experience to Harlequin. This month meet Dana Hopkins, Assistant Editor for Harlequin Blaze and Harlequin American Romance.   When did I join Harlequin? 2011, as Editorial Assistant with MIRA and Overseas. What brought me here? I began my career in academic publishing, but I wanted to…

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10 Things a Harlequin Heroine Would NEVER Say…

Harlequin heroines are contemporary, relatable women – even the heroines from our Historical series! Check out our hitlist below of phrases no self-respecting Harlequin heroine would ever be caught saying… ‘Oh you’re so cruel… but I love you anyway’. If a man isn’t treating her right, our heroine will walk away no matter how much…

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10 Things You Only Know If You’re a Romance Editor

Working in the romance fiction industry requires some very specialist skills. Read on for the Harlequin editors’ top 10 list! Our internet search histories are not for the fainthearted (or children). It can be weird when the author uses your name for the heroine…especially when things get steamy! Apparently, editing romance doesn’t qualify us as…

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Weekend Writing Tips: starring Dana Hopkins!

The Weekend Writing Tips are back! Do you want to know more about how to create and sustain fever-pitch emotional tension? Then this fab writing tip from Assistant Editor Dana Hopkins is essential watching! Watch, learn and enjoy! Happy Writing, The SYTYCW Editors

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My Secret Crush: Dr. Jack Shepard

This week on Sold! Harlequin Medicals Editorial Assistant Tilda McDonald reveals her secret crush on Lost’s Dr. Jack Shephard, and challenges everyone not to fall for this dreamy doctor! My secret crush – no question about it! – is Dr. Jack Shephard from Lost. He’s not just a smoking hot spinal surgeon, he’s an alpha…

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My Secret Crush(es)!

This week on Sold! New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery reveals her many loves!…Well, from her fictional life… I’m a big fan of fictional characters. But unlike in real life, with my fictional crushes, I don’t choose to be true. I float with the wind…or the latest great read/movie/TV show. Here are a few…

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