Category: writing boot camp

Author Challenge: Synopsis Critique Results

  Thank you to all the authors who participated in the synopsis challenge! We had such a good time reading through the many quality entries, and we wish you all the best of luck with your submissions. With a range of settings and unique story ideas featuring celebrity chefs,music teachers, cowboys and bookshop owners, you crafted…

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Harlequin 102: Welcome to Carina Press

WHAT IS CARINA PRESS? Carina Press is the digital-first, adult single-title imprint of Harlequin Books. Led by Editorial Director Angela James, the Carina Press team has several decades of combined experience in digital marketing and publishing. Carina Press is dedicated to delivering a professional publishing experience to authors while finding new voices for readers. Meet…

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Editorial 101: A Romance Glossary

We’re putting together a romance glossary, so let us know what terms you want defined! Acting Assistant Editor Claire Caldwell gets us started. We all know the romance genre has conventions and guidelines that set it apart from other types of stories. And with those guidelines comes a vocabulary. Here at Romance HQ, we use…

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Romance 102: Sexy, Sensual or Sweet?

Senior Editor Kathleen Scheibling has advice on writing romance at different heat levels and targeting the right Harlequin series for you.  Sex doesn’t matter. There, I said it. I better clarify something before we move forward. (Especially as the Senior Editor of Blaze, our sexiest line.) Ok, ok, sex matters. But if you are thinking of…

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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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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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