Category: so you think you can write

Research 101: Creating a Believable World

Head on over to the Harlequin Community June 18, 2015 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. EST , where Harlequin series authors are discussing how they approach research and are ready and waiting to answer those burning questions you’ve been dying to ask! Want tips on research before you join our Community forum today? Read these…

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Boot Camp is Back!

Have you heard?  the #SYTYCW15 Boot Camp is back!  We’ve got more character building, plot-thickening and series enlightening posts to help get you and your manuscript ready! Fear not romance writers, the boot camp (despite its name), is not a rigorous physical test, with a scary beef-cake instructor breathing down your neck! The SYTYCW Boot Camp…

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Author Challenge! Submit Your Synopsis

Are you ready for the challenge? Send us your synopsis and you could receive feedback from one of our editors! No one really likes to write a synopsis, but it is a useful tool for editors. We refer back to them throughout the publishing process: when writing memos to recommend the stories to senior editors,…

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Weekend Writing Tip: Elisabeth Hobbes

This weekend’s writing tips come from SYTYCW 2013 finalist Elisabeth Hobbes, who now writes for Harlequin Historical! Read her debut, Falling For Her Captor,  follow Elisabeth on Twitter, and make sure you check out her blog too. Enjoy! And if her story of SYTYCW success inspires you, then make sure to enter the #WritingChallenge we’re currently running!…

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Interview with… Jennifer Hayward

Jennifer Hayward first sold to Harlequin in 2012, after winning So You Think You Can Write 2012. Her Harlequin Presents debut was The Divorce Party and since then, she has written five books. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is she gets to get up every morning, sit down at her computer with…

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I Sold My Book! Meet Taryn Leigh Taylor

There must be something magic in the air this February – this is the second Call Story of the month! And this time it’s from So You Think You Can Write finalist – and new Harlequin Blaze author!! – Taryn Leigh Taylor… Let me tell you a story about the call that changed my destiny… January…

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I Sold My Book! Introducing Katie Meyer

Welcome to our first ‘Call Story’ of 2015, from the wonderful Katie Meyer! After finalizing in SYTYCW 2014 with her submission Paradise Found, she’s now been offered a three-book deal for Special Edition – look out for her debut book in October 2015. Enjoy her story about her path to publication, and follow Katie (@ktgrok) to…

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February on SOLD!

Hi everyone, I hope you’ve been enjoying the new blogs and features on SOLD so far – we’ve certainly enjoyed putting them together for you! Any favorites? It’s always fascinating to know exactly what people are reading and loving! It’s 1st February now, which means The Most Romantic Day of The Year (officially) is approaching.…

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Congratulations to the So You Think You Can Write Grand Prize Winner!

Everyone at Harlequin/Mills and Boon was thrilled to announce the winner of the 2014 So You Think You Can Write contest — and our newest contracted author — Amanda Cinelli! Amanda captured the hearts of editors and readers alike with her entry for Harlequin Presents, Resisting the Sicilian Playboy. Amanda won the grand prize winner…

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