Category: Harlequin Editors

10 Reasons to Love a Dishy Doc!

This week, Associate Editor Pippa Roscoe brings us her top 10 reasons to love a dishy doc…and we think we know who inspired her!  Who doesn’t remember their first TV crush? Mine was never in doubt. His cheeky smile, the risk-taking ways that saved lives and sent hearts aflutter around the world…and he became the…

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Romance Writing 101: Where do you start?

Meet Grace, your very own Harlequin insider, here to guide you through the secret art of writing romance! Hello! Before we embark on this adventure of romantic writing advice, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Grace Thiele (pronounced Tea-Luh, thank you kindly), and I am the new Editorial Assistant at Harlequin Presents. As…

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Dear Editor, I keep running out of steam with my story – help!

Dear Editor, I was so excited when I started writing my new project – but now I’m halfway through I’ve run out of steam. What do I do now? Thanks, Molly   Dear Molly, What a great question, and I’m sure a dilemma a lot of writers, whether they are new or experienced, find themselves…

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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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