Category: Megan Haslam

Getting the Call: Meet Clare Connelly!

This week, we welcome new author Clare Connelly to Harlequin Presents! I grew up in a small, rainforest community on the east coast of Australia. It was before the endless parade of children’s shows on TV, and definitely before parents felt it was their duty to ferry children here there and everywhere. My sisters and…

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Dear Editor, how can I make a whirlwind romance believable?

Dear Editor, I would love to write a whirlwind love story, but I’m worried I won’t be able to make a 24-hour-romance believable. Advice please? Thanks, Amy Dear Amy, You are right to ask the question – how can you make a romance, told over a relatively short time period, believable and credible? The answer…

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Dear Editor, how can I deal with difficult topics in my romance?

Dear Editor How can you deal with traumatic life scenarios realistically in a romance? I have a storyline in mind which is close to my heart – it’s something I’ve experienced personally – but I’m concerned it won’t be appropriate. Many thanks, Diane Dear Diane, We love authors who wish to challenge themselves and who…

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Dear Editor, I keep running out of steam with my story – help!

Dear Editor, I was so excited when I started writing my new project – but now I’m halfway through I’ve run out of steam. What do I do now? Thanks, Molly   Dear Molly, What a great question, and I’m sure a dilemma a lot of writers, whether they are new or experienced, find themselves…

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Dear Editor, how do I create a flawed character?

Dear Editor, How can I write a flawed character while keeping the readers’ sympathy? Thanks, Sandra   Dear Sandra, Ensuring your readers sympathise with your characters is an essential tool in getting them to invest their time and believe in the romance. However, that doesn’t mean your characters have to be perfect. In fact, those…

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Dear Editor, how funny can my romance be?

Dear Editor I’m told my hero and heroine can be too light-hearted…but I want them to be fun! Why can’t they be humorous? Thanks, Alison Hi Alison, Everyone loves a hero and heroine who have many sides, and who are able to add a touch of humor to what could be a deeply emotional, tear-jerking…

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