Category: Writing Tips

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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Reviewing Some Harlequin Podcasts

Although these podcasts aren’t new–and they were mentioned here before–now that you know which series are most interested in new titles, it might worth your while to check them out again. There’s always something new to be learned! You can subscribe on iTunes or other podcasting areas, and also listen to some older ones for…

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Milinda Jay Recommends Writing a Book in a Month!

New Love Inspired Historical author Milinda Jay’s first book–Her Roman Protector–is just out! She’s taking a very interesting time period for historicals–and particularly for Inspirational titles–and written a compelling story. And just look at that fantastic cover! Here’s some advice she gives on how to write quickly and well! Why  Writing a Novel in a…

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Digging Out an Old Q&A from a Harlequin Editor

Mary-Theresa Hussey participated in  a Q&A in 2005–almost ten years ago!–and now offers up three of the Q&As as still being very relevant. Not a word was changed (though she wanted to tinker a bit, of course!), because the essential truths are still there. (though for accuracy’s sake, the website name was updated–times do change!)…

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Sheryl Lister Talks About her Writing Journey to Harlequin Kimani!

Just To Be With You, Sheryl Lister‘s debut Kimani, isn’t out until August, but we’re already thrilled with the enthusiasm, energy and sheer excitement she brings to the line! It’s been a long journey to publication, but we’re delighted to have her  A Daughter’s Journey… Many people ask if I just woke up one morning…

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What Harlequin Lines are Looking for Your Story this Spring?

As we’ve said before, Harlequin series editors need to buy 4 books a day to make next year’s commitment—and while we’ve got a group of talented and prolific authors, and dedicated senior editors who keep a close eye on inventory, sometimes some lines have more openings. We thought we’d spotlight a few for this month……

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