Category: Writing Tips

Line edits with Harlequin Editor Carly Silver

  Although edits are definitely hard for an author, they can also be difficult for an editor as well. Most editors will have read the manuscript through twice already, so when editing they hopefully won’t get too lost in the story and be able to focus on individual elements. Most authors consider it a great…

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Line Edit stage with Harlequin Special Edition author Amy Woods…

Publishing is definitely a business of ebbs and flows, with periods of intense activity and emails and tension followed by a lull when it’s just business as usual. The latest burst of intensity Amy Woods has been going through is the line edit stage… Reviewing the line edit–or what did you do to my baby????…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Jill Lynn

The Love Inspired team certainly has been busy! Here’s the story of another exciting, talented debut author they’ve found! Seven Things Writers Want to Know: What got you interested in writing? I’ve always liked to write, and I read constantly. I knew I wanted to write a book someday, and I suddenly realized time was…

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Olivia Miles on Revisions for Harlequin Special Edition

 It’s true that first thing  an author has to do is put something down on paper/screen–but most will agree that the rewriting, revisions and reworking the story is what makes it really shine! We’ve got a couple of posts on revisions coming up–and here’s Olivia Miles’s take on working with her editor Susan Litman on…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Anna J. Stewart

Anna Stewart has been a long time Harlequin fan and would-be writer. She hasn’t had the most traditional path to publication, but does have some great advice! Seven Things We Want to Know: What got you interested in writing? Reading.  If there was one rule in our house growing up, it was that my mother…

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Have You Entered the Harlequin Medicals Contest Yet?

Just a reminder that there’s a fabulous Harlequin Medicals contest going on!   1 chapter in 1 day!   Love medical drama and sizzling romances? Why not write your own Medical Romance! Here at Harlequin, we’re looking for fresh, new voices and exciting stories! From March 24th, we’re offering a lightning fast assessment of your…

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7 Questions for Debut Author Emmie Mears

  The Harlequin E (digital first) team has read some fantastic romances, but every so often a more unusual one comes our way! Emmie Mears’s debut title has a strong superheroine quality–fitting since that’s the theme of her website and something she firmly believes in. So see how super characters and the Scottish referendum did…

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Catch the Medical Thrill with Dynamic First Chapters!

Contests are always exciting here, as we search for new voices and fresh stories. The Harlequin Medical Romance contest is even more exciting with its swift turnaround. So now that you’ve got your guaranteed quick look, how do you make sure you keep their attention…?  HOW TO SET OUR PULSES RACING WITH THE FIRST CHAPTER…

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Selling the Unsellable by LIH author Christina Rich

Here on the SOLD! blog we love the stories of authors proving that the “impossible”–selling the story “everyone” says will never work–comes true. Here’s one story from new Love Inspired Historical author Christina Rich that succeeded!   Selling the Unsellable…  “I’m sorry, Christina, although your writing is good, the story isn’t what we’re looking for. We’re…

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I Sold My Book! Now What???? by Harlequin Author Olivia Miles

The happiest time for a new author? Getting The Call! But then what happens? New Special Edition author Olivia Miles gives us some insight to her experiences… I SOLD MY BOOK! NOW WHAT…? It was around this time two years ago that I sold my first book, ‘TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS, to Special Edition…

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