Category: advice from the editors

Here’s Your Weekend #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, We hope you all enjoyed the wild ride of #SYTYCW15, and congratulations to our wonderful winner, Lauren Smith! (If you haven’t watched it already, see her get the ‘you’ve won’ call here.) This #WritingChallenge, we have a bridesmaid heroine for you…but is she about to meet the man who will walk her down the…

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Dear Editor…

Dear Editor I see a lot of books where the hero or heroine have some major trauma but can a more subtle one do just as well. e.g. making the wrong career choice, always being picked last. Thank you! Mary Dear Mary, We’re really glad you asked this question. Creating and developing sustainable emotional conflict…

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Weekend Writing Tips: Flo Nicoll

This Friday, we’ve got Harlequin UK Editor Flo Nicoll on SOLD! with her top tip on writing effective dialogue – enjoy! Have a great weekend & happy writing! The SOLD! Editors x

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Advice From the Archives: Internal vs External Conflict

This week on Advice From the Archives, we’re returning to the nuts and bolts of writing a successful romance – conflict! This post first featured in the UK’s New Voices competition in 2011, but the advice is just as relevant now as it was then! Internal vs external conflict – I want to know more! First up,…

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Dear Editor…

Dear Editor, I am writing the dreaded synopsis! How can I make mine stand out from the crowd? What do editors really want to see? I am targeting the Presents line with a super wealthy alpha hero and street smart yet innocent heroine with sizzling chemistry. Any advice gratefully received, Shadia Hi Shadia, Great question!…

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Weekend Writing Tips: Joanne Grant

Hi everyone, We really hope you’ve enjoyed all our Weekend Writing Tip videos so far! As of today, you can look out for these videos every other Friday – editorial food for thought to consider over the weekend 🙂 Today, we’ve got the UK’s lovely Senior Executive Editor Joanne Grant on to talk about the…

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Dear Editor – send us your questions!

As you know, here on SOLD we love to answer our readers’ editorial queries – about manuscripts you might be working on right now, manuscripts you’re considering writing in the future, or general editorial queries as you work on honing your craft! You can see questions we’ve previously answered in our ‘Dear Editor’ column here, but…

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Weekend Writing Tips: Shannon Barr

This weekend, lovely Editorial Assistant Shannon Barr is on SOLD, giving you her top tips about how to handle secondary characters! Watch and enjoy! Happy writing, The SOLD Editors x

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Weekend Writing Tips: Nic Caws

Do you love writing about Alpha heroes wrestling with strong emotions? Then make sure you check out @NicolaCaws‘s top tip on keeping them strong AND sexy! Happy Writing! The SOLD Editors x

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