Category: Writing Opportunities

It’s Writing Challenge time!

Happy Friday everyone 🙂 It’s #WritingChallenge time! You know what to do…read, write, share and enjoy! It’s the moment your character realizes they’re attracted to – and a little bit in love with – their best friend! What happens? We can’t wait to read your scenes on Monday and are so excited to see which character’s perspective you write…

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It’s #WritingChallenge time!

Hi everyone, Hope you’ve all had a wonderful week! Now, what you’ve all been waiting for – a brand-new writing challenge for you all to enjoy 🙂 It’s the morning after your heroine’s office Christmas party and she wakes up…next to the man she’s been crushing on for the past year! What happens next? Read, write…

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Author Challenge! Page One Critique: Results

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. Results of our First Page Challenge are in! Our team of editors randomly selected five of your first pages – and one bonus first page! Here are their critiques! We enjoyed reading these openings and hope you’ll keep going…

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Author Challenge: Submit your first page!

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. Are you up for the challenge? From a great opening line to an intriguing character, snappy dialogue to an enticing setting, how will you get the editor to take notice, put down her coffee and clear her appointments for…

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Time for another #WritingChallenge!

We’re still laughing about the funny and fabulous entries to our last #WritingChallenge – brilliant! Now, a #WritingChallenge for all you authors who love to write a feisty heroine… Your heroine has just discovered her boyfriend’s a cheat – what happens next? Give her free rein but do remember – any swear words will mean…

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Let’s write a #TeamLoveStory!

We’ve so loved seeing your answers to the #WritingChalleges – what a fab array of exciting and imaginative authors you are! So, we couldn’t help but wonder what might happen if we pooled all of that talent to come up with one whole romance… And so the idea for #TeamLoveStory was born. We’re going to provide…

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It’s #WritingChallenge time!

We hope you’ve all been enjoying entering our #WritingChallenges as much as we’ve been enjoying reading them – we’ve been so impressed with the quality (and quantity!) of the responses! So, after a couple of challenges that have focused on the darker moments in your potential story, we thought it was high time to have…

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We’ve got a #WritingChallenge for you!

We were blown away by the incredible response to our first #WritingChallenge – the imagination and variety of the motivations people put forward was breath-taking! It was so exciting to see that we’ve been counting down the days until this next challenge. And we’ve come up with a classic for you, if we do say so…

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We’ve got a #WritingChallenge for you!

Offering writing advice is one thing, but everyone knows that putting it into practice is a whole different ballgame. So, we are so excited to introduce our new #WritingChallenge feature on SOLD! Creating convincing, interesting and powerful emotional motivations is the key to writing a successful romance. We know a lot of you will currently…

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#BlazeBlitz – The Final Countdown!

Maybe you’ve heard…there’s a BIG opportunity for sexy contemporary romance writers right now! Harlequin Blaze is actively seeking the newest, freshest, funniest, sexiest voices in contemporary romantic fiction. So we’re holding a submissions blitz! Send us your synopsis and first chapter during the #BlazeBlitz, and receive editorial feedback and a quick turnaround time. BUT! There’s…

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