Category: so you think you can write

The Revision Letter: Why and How to Follow it to a T

By Associate Editor Rachel Burkot Hey authors, I have a secret for you! The magical way to firmly entrench yourself in the coveted position of an editor's good graces. Ready to hear it? It's simple—just follow a revision letter to a T, and we will love you forever! Now I know what you're thinking: I…

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In Your Corner: Meet the Team of Experts Who Want Your Book to Succeed

by Dana Grimaldi @DanaGrimaldi, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant, Harlequin Heartwarming When Vicki Essex sat down to write her first book, Her Son's Hero, she was alone. Sure, Smartikus the cat was providing moral support, but Vicki was writing the way everyone writes, by herself, with her imagination and determination the driving force behind getting her story…

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Critique Partners: Working a Two-Way Street

By Patience Bloom, Senior Editor We editors often hear about writers getting feedback from their critique partners. Generally, we love that this relationship exists because writing needs critiquing. The "just finished" manuscript isn't at the stage where we step in (unless it's pure genius—and then, even we would be jealous). Sure, some people write books,…

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The Query Letter: 10 Dos and Don’ts

By Giselle Regus, Assistant Editor/Editorial Assistant, Love Inspired So you think you can write? That’s great! But before an editor even lays eyes on your manuscript, she (or he!) needs to see your query letter. As assistants on the Love Inspired lines, we’ve seen query letters run the gamut from perfectly professional to downright disastrous.…

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Today’s Video: The Proofreaders of Harlequin

It takes a team of hard-working people to turn your manuscript into a finished book that can be enjoyed by thousands of readers. Today, take a fun “behind-the-scenes” peek at our great proofreading department, dedicated to catching every “oops”.

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SYTYCW: That’s a Wrap!

By Harlequin Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd Did you attend our five day online conference? We hope you enjoyed the blogs, chats, writing challenges, photos and Twitter events, which can be revisited in the archives. You had a chance to meet and network with the talented editors from all three acquiring offices—New York, Toronto and…

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Challenge results are in!

Thank you to all the authors who participated in the synopsis challenge! Our editors were impressed with the quality of the entries. With a range of settings and unique story ideas featuring ballerinas, sheikhs, cowboys and librarians, you crafted your synopses with succinctness and style! From dozens of submissions we randomly selected six to critique.…

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Welcome to…So You Think You Can Write!

By Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd Once again Harlequin and Mills & Boon are searching globally to find new authors for all our category series. Always wanted to write a romance novel? Be sure to enter our Writing Contest. One lucky winner will be offered a fabulous publishing contract with the world’s leader in romance…

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