Category: Top 10

Top 10 Reasons to Feature Pets in Romance

by Carly Silver, Assistant Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense If you know me, you know I love pets. Dogs are (hu)man’s best friend; cats are loyal, if occasionally incomprehensible, companions; and who doesn’t love an unusual tale of a rabbit becoming a human’s BFF? Pets make great additions to romance novels, as well – but…

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Top Ten Reasons to Write a Holiday Romance

By Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue I confess, I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in September, but now that we’re firmly in December I’m all too happy to lose myself in holly boughs and twinkle lights without a lick of guilt! And what’s the season for but spreading…

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Top Ten Reasons to Love the Bad Boy

This top ten list is off the desk of Kayla King, Editorial Assistant for Harlequin Intrigue and Harlequin Nocturne. What is it about the bad boy? Every time one shows up on the page my heart races and I just have to know more.  I don’t know about you, but it’s one of my favorite…

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10 Tips for Writing a 21st Century Virgin

This week, Editorial Assistant Nicola Caws gives us her top 10 tips for writing a virgin heroine in the 21st century! The virgin heroine is a classic trope in romance, and no-one does it better than our brilliant Harlequin authors. But how do you get around the subject of virginity in the 21st century, when women and men…

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10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Cinderella Story

This week, Editorial Assistant Tilda McDonald gives us her top 10 tips for bringing a Cinderella story to life! We’ve all known and adored the classic Cinderella tale from the moment we started to read (or listen to bedtime stories!) It’s the ultimate escapist fantasy and one we challenge you not to get caught up in! If you’ve ever wanted…

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10 Reasons to Love a Dishy Doc!

This week, Associate Editor Pippa Roscoe brings us her top 10 reasons to love a dishy doc…and we think we know who inspired her!  Who doesn’t remember their first TV crush? Mine was never in doubt. His cheeky smile, the risk-taking ways that saved lives and sent hearts aflutter around the world…and he became the…

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10 Tips for Writing a Killer Revenge Plot!

Revenge is a hot hook for any romance, but it can also present a challenge! To help you bring that all-important spark to your revenge romance, here are the editors’ top ten tips… Motivation for revenge is key! It can’t be something petty, or make the hero look weak (e.g. enacting revenge on a girl…

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Read the So You Think You Can Write 2015 Top 10 Finalists!

  Out of 55 So You Think You Can Write finalists our readers voted and narrowed the field to the Top 25. Now the Harlequin editors have  selected 10 finalists based on voice, content and writing skills. Congratulations to all of our finalists! We were thrilled with the imagination and diversity represented in our entries…

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