Category: Writing Inspiration

What are your #HarlequinMoments?

What are your #HarlequinMoments? By Stacy Boyd, Senior Editor, Harlequin Desire A few years ago at a Harlequin RWA presentation, there was a lovely lady in the audience who shared a story that stuck with me. She told the crowd how much Harlequin novels meant to her. She read Harlequin books aloud to her mother,…

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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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Author Confessions: Medical Inspiration, part 2

As promised, our Harlequin Medical Romance authors are back with more. Where does their medical inspiration come from? Alison Roberts I guess I’m very lucky, in that I’ve lived my whole life in the medical world. My dad was a doctor, and while he was a specialist and went into a research career early, he…

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Love the Ride: From would-be writer to published author with Joshua Roots

Paranormal Chaos author Joshua Roots shares what he learned on his journey from would-be writer to published author. Reprinted with thanks from the Carina Press blog.   With Paranormal Chaos out and The Shifter Chronicles winding down, I’ve had some time to sit back and think about my journey from would-be writer to published author. Basically, it…

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10 Reasons Everyone Loves a Christmas Romance!

As Christmas draws closer, it can only mean one thing… it’s time to snuggle up with a deliciously festive romance! As you might have guessed, we’re Christmas-mad in the Harlequin offices – it truly is the most wonderful time of the year! – so we wanted to celebrate the many reasons why Christmassy romances are…

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Advice From The Stars: Margaret McPhee

To wrap up our fabulous Advice from the Stars, the ever wonderful Margaret McPhee offers up some wise words to get you writing!  Read, share and enjoy!  Margaret McPhee’s 2015 RITA nomination in Historical Romance: Short is… The Gentleman Rogue Margaret McPhee loves to use her imagination—an essential requirement for a trained scientist. However, when she realized that her…

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Advice From The Stars: Maya Blake

Happy Wednesday! Today, the lovely Maya Blake shares some inspiring words to get you writing! Read, share and enjoy! Maya Blake’s 2015 RITA nomination in Contemporary Romance: Short is… What the Greek Can’t Resist Maya Blake fell in love with the world of the alpha male and the strong, aspirational heroine when she borrowed her sister’s Harlequin book…

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Advice From The Stars: Tara Taylor Quinn

As the month of June comes to an June end, so do our wonderful quotes from our lovely RITA 2015 finalists! We begin our countdown to the last three with wise words from Tara Taylor Quinn! Read, share and enjoy!  Tara Taylor Quinn’s 2015 RITA nomination in Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length is… Once a Family The author of…

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Advice From The Stars: Rose Zediker

Today’s inspiring words come from the wonderful Rose Zediker! Read, share and enjoy!  Rose Zediker’s 2015 RITA nomination in Inspirational Romance is… The Widow’s Suitor  Rose Ross Zediker lives in rural Elk Point, South Dakota, with her husband of twenty-eight years. Their grown son has started a family of his own. Rose works full-time for an investment…

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Advice From The Stars: Elia Winters

Need some inspiration to help you through your mid-week slump? Sold has you covered! Today’s wise words come from Elia Winters!  Read, share and enjoy! Elia Winters’ 2015 RITA nomination in Best First Book is… Purely Professional  Elia has always been a New England girl; she lives there now with her husband and an odd assortment of…

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