Category: Writing Tips

7 Questions for Debut Author Emmie Mears

  The Harlequin E (digital first) team has read some fantastic romances, but every so often a more unusual one comes our way! Emmie Mears’s debut title has a strong superheroine quality–fitting since that’s the theme of her website and something she firmly believes in. So see how super characters and the Scottish referendum did…

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Catch the Medical Thrill with Dynamic First Chapters!

Contests are always exciting here, as we search for new voices and fresh stories. The Harlequin Medical Romance contest is even more exciting with its swift turnaround. So now that you’ve got your guaranteed quick look, how do you make sure you keep their attention…?  HOW TO SET OUR PULSES RACING WITH THE FIRST CHAPTER…

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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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Amy Woods Tackles Revisions for Harlequin Special Edition

So we’ve bought the book, and titled it, and now the excitement–and fear!–builds as the next stage comes along! Yes, it’s the dreaded revision letter–but really, it’s not anything to be feared.  Wee how  Amy Woods dealt with her first revision letter from Carly Silver as  her manuscript becomes a Harlequin Special Edition…. Take 1, Take 2…Take…

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Double good news for Harlequin Historical author Elisabeth Hobbes!

We’ll miss Harlequin Historical Editor Sarah Stubbs when she leaves Harlequin this week, but wish her well on her new journey! She’ll still be freelancing, though, so we aren’t losing her entirely!  Meanwhile, she’s been keeping busy and we wanted to share this info! The best part of being an editor… Our newbie Historical author…

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Selling the Unsellable by LIH author Christina Rich

Here on the SOLD! blog we love the stories of authors proving that the “impossible”–selling the story “everyone” says will never work–comes true. Here’s one story from new Love Inspired Historical author Christina Rich that succeeded!   Selling the Unsellable…  “I’m sorry, Christina, although your writing is good, the story isn’t what we’re looking for. We’re…

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I Sold My Book! Now What???? by Harlequin Author Olivia Miles

The happiest time for a new author? Getting The Call! But then what happens? New Special Edition author Olivia Miles gives us some insight to her experiences… I SOLD MY BOOK! NOW WHAT…? It was around this time two years ago that I sold my first book, ‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS, to Special Edition…

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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 Desire Author Sarah M. Anderson Goes Back to Her Roots…

So many Harlequin authors are incredibly versatile and can turn their hands from sweet to sexy, from emotional to action-packed and everything in between. Happily, here at Harlequin we can find something to suit most authors–and readers! So here’s Harlequin Desire author Sarah M. Anderson to tell what’s new in her repertoire!  I’m so excited to…

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Popular Themes for Harlequin Series

Although we’re open to all sorts of fresh and fun stories, we can’t help but acknowledge that our Harlequin series readers respond really well to new twists on familiar themes. You’ll find some of each of these titles in every month, but here’s a fun image to show some other popular themes! Hopefully this will…

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