Category: Hooks

#WritingChallenge: 3-Sentence Pitch

By now if you’re participating in the Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge, you’re one month in – that’s one-fifth of the way to the finish line, authors! – and thinking deeply about the essentials of your romance novel. What are the essentials? According to Love Inspired Editor Emily Rodmell in this post from…

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Hooks: How to Grab Your Readers

by Elizabeth Mazer, Associate Editor   The Love Inspired Historical team is excited to invite you to participate in our newest contest: the Manuscript Matchmakers pitch! This is a fantastic opportunity to sell your heartfelt, faith-based historical romance. To help you along the way, we’ll be offering advice and feedback for each contest stage, but…

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Cracking Romantic Suspense according to Patience Bloom

Today we’re thankful for Senior Editor Patience Bloom, a favorite blogger here! So when she volunteered to tell us exactly what she wants to see in the next new author for Harlequin Romantic Suspense, well, we couldn’t wait to find out! Check out the Writing Guidelines as well… Harlequin Romantic Suspense: In Search of… By Patience…

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Harlequin Editors Charles Griemsman, Sarah Stubbs, Piya Campana and Patience Bloom on Hooks

If you didn’t participate in the SoYouThinkYouCanWrite.com conference and contest, why not? But during the conference we had a chat with some editors–Charles Griemsman (Desire), Sarah Stubbs (Historical), Piya Campana (Superromance) and Patience Bloom (Romantic Suspense)— about hooks. The full chat is here on the Harlequin Community Forums, but we’ve pulled some highlights. Q: I want…

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