Are you up for today's challenge? Send your first page in by 10 am EST today and you may be one of 5 entries chosen to receive personalized feedback at 12 p.m. EST on Tuesday, September 15 from our editors!
Join Harlequin editors for a live chat on Twitter and get answers to your questions about SYTYCW, romance fiction, writing for Harlequin and more! 9 am EST to 10 am EST. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #SYTYCW15.
Many SYTYCW contestants have experienced the thrill of seeing their book published with Harlequin. Get a glimpse of some fabulous romance covers from our SYTYCW Alumni and comment on your favorites! Join us on Facebook.
Join us on Twitter @HarlequinSYTYCW and Instagram @HarlequinBooks and learn more about the sexy Harlequin series that make your pulse race: Blaze, Kimani, Desire, and Presents! Don't forget to use the hashtag #SYTYCW15
Got a beloved bookshelf or a favourite reading corner? Whether it's custom built-ins or a Kindle and a cup of tea, share your "shelf-portrait"! Post your pictures on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #SYTYCWShelfie and #SYTYCW15.
Join us on Twitter @HarlequinSYTYCW and Instagram @HarlequinBooks and learn more about Harlequin's warm and emotional home and family series: Special Edition, Romance, American Romance, Heartwarming, and Superromance! Don't forget to use the hashtag #SYTYCW15.
Do you write genre mash-ups, or have an interesting twist on an established romance theme or trope? Carina Press, Harlequin’s digital-first imprint wants to connect you with your readers. Learn more from Senior Editor Kerri Buckley @BuckleyKerri and Assistant Editor Stephanie Doig @stephaniedoig today on Twitter. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #carinachat!
In this interactive forum, chat with Harlequin editors and authors and get tips on how to manage your time and meet your deadlines! You must be registered with Harlequin Community to join the conversation. Join us here: http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/6247-Time-Management-for-Writers
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Are you up for today's challenge? Submit a 1-3 page excerpt showing your couple's first meeting by 10 am EST today and you may be one of 5 entries chosen to receive personalized feedback at 3 pm EST from our editors!
Got a great idea for a romance novel but don't know where to go from there? Learn more about how to outline your story — and when to go off the map—from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Tawny Weber and award-winning author Jennifer Faye.
Join us on Twitter @HarlequinSYTYCW and Instagram @HarlequinBooks and learn more about Harlequin's inspirational series: Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, and Love Inspired Historical! Don't forget to use the hashtag #SYTYCW15.
Harlequin editors answer your questions on Twitter between 9 am EST and 10 am EST today! Find out about hot trends in romantic fiction and what stories editors really want to see. Don't forget to use the hashtag #SYTYCW15.
A romantic relationship doesn't happen in a vacuum. How do babies, children and other family members complicate or enhance your romance? Find out more about secondary characters and their role from Editor Julia Williams.
Your hero's hot - but like Tom Hardy or Idris Elba? Is your feisty heroine Lupita Nyong'o or Anna Kendrick? Share your inspirational photos with us on Twitter @HarlequinSYTYCW and Instagram @HarlequinBooks. And don't forget to use the hashtag #sytycw15.
Is the conflict between your hero and heroine, real, relateable, and compelling? Describe your conflict in 2-3 sentences and post in the comments on our Facebook page between 11 am EST and 12 pm EST and get feedback from our editors! Join us on Facebook.
You know you need a pitch, when you're submitting to us, but how do you write one? Do you need a query too? How long should your synopsis be? Editor Susan Litman explains the ins and outs of the pitch, query and synopsis.
Critique groups and peer comments can help get your story on track. But should you always take their advice? Connect with Harlequin authors and editors in our Community forum to discuss critique partners and giving and getting feedback. You must be registered with Harlequin Community to join the conversation.
So You Think You Can Write has helped many romance writers realize their dreams of publishing with Harlequin. Meet SYTYCW 2014's winner, Amanda Cinelli, and learn more about life before and after the contest.
Join us on Twitter @HarlequinSYTYCW and Instagram @HarlequinBooks and learn more about Harlequin's genre romance series: Nocturne, Harlequin Historical and Harlequin Medical! Don't forget to use the hashtag #SYTYCW15.
Balance in your writing—and your life—is something we all strive for. And it’s critical when you’re writing, whether you’re published or not yet. It’s equally critical in the books you write. Executive Editor Paula Eykelhof talks about how to achieve the right balance with all aspects of your storytelling.
The finish line is in sight! Will your novel be ready by the So You Think You Can Write contest deadline of 4:59 p.m. EST, Monday, September 21st, 2015? Harlequin Community is here to help you on this last leg of your writing marathon! Happening all weekend long!