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How to Write a Great First Chapter

Can you guess the opening line? “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” “Scarlett O’Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her...

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Johanna Raisanen is an editor for Harlequin  Harlequin Heartwarming and Harlequin DARE, and has worked for Harlequin for twenty years. A graduate of the University of Toronto, she also received a diploma from the...

Johanna Raisanen is an editor for Harlequin  Harlequin Heartwarming and Harlequin DARE, and has worked for Harlequin for twenty years. A graduate of the...

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