Category: editorial advice

Romance Writing 101: Where do you start?

Meet Grace, your very own Harlequin insider, here to guide you through the secret art of writing romance! Hello! Before we embark on this adventure of romantic writing advice, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Grace Thiele (pronounced Tea-Luh, thank you kindly), and I am the new Editorial Assistant at Harlequin Presents. As…

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Dear Editor, why can’t my hero and heroine just get along?

Dear Editor, The characters in my new story have stolen my heart, but I keep getting feedback that they fall in love too quickly. Why can’t the hero and heroine of a romance just get along? Love, Amy Dear Amy, Thanks for this. To help answer this question, firstly think about the type of romances…

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10 Things a Harlequin Heroine Would NEVER Say…

Harlequin heroines are contemporary, relatable women – even the heroines from our Historical series! Check out our hitlist below of phrases no self-respecting Harlequin heroine would ever be caught saying… ‘Oh you’re so cruel… but I love you anyway’. If a man isn’t treating her right, our heroine will walk away no matter how much…

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