Category: Writing Tips

My Ultimate Crush: Richard Castle

This week’s Ultimate Crush is from Carina Press author Shannon Stacey (@shannonstacey) – and we have to say, she makes a pretty convincing case…! I’m going to go with a fictional crush and say right now it’s Richard Castle (of the television show Castle, which I hope everybody has seen), who is outstandingly portrayed by…

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Introducing our Weekend Writing Tips!

Hi everyone, Welcome to the SOLD blog’s newest and most exciting new feature – our Weekend Writing Tips! Each Saturday, watch out for short and snappy videos from Harlequin authors and editors, telling you their **top** writing tip. First to take the SOLD blog stage is the very wonderful, very brave, the-camera-loves-her Presents author Annie West!…

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Interview with…Julie Moffett

Julie Moffett first sold to Harlequin in 2009. Her Lexi Carmichael mystery series debut was NO ONE LIVES TWICE and since then, she has six books in the series. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is the wonderful editing staff, a fabulous marketing team and the overall team support and enthusiasm for her…

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Confessions of a Harlequin Editor: Kathryn Lye

This week it’s Harlequin Heartwarming editor Kathryn Lye in the SOLD blog hot-seat – enjoy this insight into what she’s looking for, and don’t forget to tweet her with your questions or post them below! Hi! I’m Kathryn Lye, a Harlequin editor located in the Toronto office. On St. Patrick’s Day next month I’ll have…

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Series Spotlight on…Harlequin Romantic Suspense!

Murder, Secrets, and Scandals in Harlequin Romantic Suspense and The Adair Affairs By Patience Bloom In every Harlequin Romantic Suspense novel, the romance takes precedence over the suspense. We love those gritty characters who grapple with hard choices, all while losing themselves to love. As the hero and heroine deal with extraordinary circumstances—crime, natural disaster,…

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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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Interview with…Kristan Higgins

Kristan Higgins first sold to Harlequin in 2006. Her debut was FOOLS RUSH IN and since then, she has written thirteen books. What she loves most about writing for Harlequin is the support and enthusiasm from the entire company, and the freedom to write her quirky plots and characters. Follow @Kristan_Higgins on Twitter, check out her…

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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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Advice From The Archives: Writing Romance by Sharon Kendrick

These words of wisdom are from wonderful Harlequin Presents author Sharon Kendrick – first written for So You Think You Can Write 2013, this blog remains as insightful and fresh as ever!  So, do you want to know a secret?  I’m going to tell you how to write a compelling  and emotional romance which women all…

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My Ultimate Crush: Thomas Barrow

Harlequin Romance author Barbara Wallace shares her Ultimate Crush with us today, and she’s not ashamed to tell us that it is the dark and devilishly handsome… Thomas Barrow from Downton Abbey!  My friends think I’m crazy because am completely fascinated by Thomas Barrow, the evil, gay butler from Downton Abbey.  I have decided he could, with…

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