Category: author advice

#WritingChallenge: The first kiss

By Deirdre McCluskey How is your writing going, authors? Have you thrown down the first draft for the Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge and are you reworking, revising, rethinking, trimming and polishing? Let us know in the comments how you’re progressing! This week we’ve been talking about sensuality and writing sex scenes without…

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Romantic Suspense authors confess: tips to maintaining suspense!

It can be hard to keep the pacing tight in any novel, but imagine the pressure when writing suspense!  This week, asked some of our wonderful Romantic Suspense authors how they build and maintain suspense when they write.  Check out their expert tips below!   Elle James To keep the suspense and tension building in…

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Author Confessions: Where does your medical inspiration come from?

This time on Author Confessions, we reached out to the talented authors of Harlequin Medical Romance to find out where their inspiration comes from.  Personal experience?  ER reruns?  Their answers might surprise you.  We received such great responses that we’re going to have two posts!  Keep reading for part one…   Where does your medical…

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Weekend Writing Tips: Laura Martin

This Friday’s writing tip for the weekend comes from Harlequin Historical author, and SYTYCW 2013 alumni, Laura Martin! Check out Laura’s most recent Harlequin Historical, Under a Desert Moon, here! Watch, enjoy and happy writing! The SYTYCW Editors x

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