Category: Writing Tips

Interview with…Ann Leslie Tuttle!

This week, Harlequin Nocturne’s Senior Editor Ann Leslie Tuttle discusses what she looks for in acquiring a new author… Does the excitement of finding a new author ever get old? No.   And that comes from someone who has been looking for great new writers to bring into the Harlequin franchise for almost 20 years.   But sad to…

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#WritingChallenge! Weave backstory into your scene

By Deirdre As Editorial Assistant Grace Thiele says in her blog post on creating backstory, “emotional conflict is the true beating heart of romance, and characters cannot be conflicted without having actually lived. Without a real emotional journey, and complex, rounded characters that we believe will be genuinely changed by love, the reader cannot be…

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Series Spotlight: Harlequin Intrigue

This month’s series spotlight is on one of Harlequin’s top-selling category lines: Harlequin Intrigue.      From serial killers to domestic terrorism to small town conspiracies, Harlequin Intrigue novels are complex and compelling, and will keep readers on the edge of their seats with gripping romantic suspense. Danger lurks around every corner, and tracking down the perp is…

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Advice Swap: Where do you find the inspiration for your heroes?

Hi everyone, After all of your amazing, insightful responses to our last Advice Swap on dealing with writer’s block, we’re back with our second topic… Where do you find the inspiration for your heroes? We know everyone has their own experiences of writing romance – so share your unique tips, stories and solutions in the comments section below!

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Advice from the Stars: Scarlet Wilson

Today is our final inspirational quote before RWA 2016 – we hope you’ve enjoyed the advice from the stars! To finish we have wise words from the amazing, double RITA 2016-nominated author Scarlet Wilson! Enjoy. Scarlet Wilson’s two RITA 2016 nominations in the Contemporary Romance: Short category are His Lost-and-Found Bride & The Prince She Never Forgot

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Advice from the Stars: Sarah M. Anderson

Today, lovely RITA 2016-nominated author Sarah M. Anderson shares her inspiration for writers! Sarah M. Anderson’s RITA 2016 nomination in the Contemporary Romance: Short category is The Nanny Plan

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Advice from the Stars: RaeAnne Thayne

Today, fabulous double RITA 2016 nominee RaeAnne Thayne shares her inspiration for aspiring authors! RaeAnne Thayne’s RITA 2016 nomination in the Contemporary Romance: Long category is Redemption Bay & Her nomination in the Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length category is A Cold Creek Christmas Story

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Advice from the Stars: Merline Lovelace

Today RITA 2016-nominated author Merline Lovelace shares her advice on becoming an author! Merline Lovelace’s RITA 2016 nomination in the Romance Novella category is Desert Heat in the Course of Action: Crossfire duet

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Advice from the Stars: Marie Force

Today, RITA 2016-nominated author Marie Force shares her amazing writing advice! Marie Force’s 2016 RITA nomination in the Romantic Suspense category is Fatal Frenzy  

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