Advice from the Archives: Top Tips for Participating in #DVPit

Are you thinking of pitching your #OwnVoices romance next week during #DVPit? The Harlequin Series editorial team can’t wait! We jump at the chance to find fresh and exciting new voices. Get your pitch ready and Tweet it out on October 27, 2020, the adult fiction day for #DVPit! Want more info and some helpful hints on…

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I Got the Call! Meet New Love Inspired Author Christine Raymond

Christine Raymond is a debut author writing for Love Inspired. Her book is about a widowed single mom who needs to sell the ranch house she inherited but is met with opposition from the owner of the ranch next door. Congratulations, Christine! Harlequin: Tell us a little about yourself. Our readers want to know! Christine…

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Top 10 Tips for Worldbuilding

by Vicki Essex If you read our post on Tuesday, you know that this week on the blog, we’re joined by Superromance author Vicki Essex, who also writes fantasy Westerns as V.S. McGrath. Here are Vicki’s top ten tips for successful worldbuilding! Start by describing the general premise of this world in one sentence. Describe…

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Advice from the Archives: Worldbuilding 101

by Vicki Essex One of the most fun and challenging things about writing fiction is worldbuilding. Worldbuilding is the process of creating a fictional world or universe. Whether you’re writing a fantasy world  filled with magic and feudal lords, a paranormal romance with a secret society of werewolves and vampires, or a sweet romance set…

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Author Tips: Writing Longer Romance and Engaging Readers to the End!

We asked the authors of Harlequin Heartwarming’s latest continuity, The Blackwell Sisters, how they do it—how do they write long contemporary romances that engage readers to the last page? If you’ve ever tried writing for one of Harlequin’s longer categories and had trouble writing to the length required—for Heartwarming, 70, 000 words!—you might be asking…

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Advice from the Archives: 5 Things Romantic Conflict Provides

In today’s post from our Archives, we share the many benefits of creating romantic conflict, a key building block of great romance! We editors strive to relay the importance of romantic conflict. After reading umpteenthousand books, we just know that the key to long-lasting romance novel love is the delicious brewing of angst between your…

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10 Things Only a Romance Editor Knows

The following is adapted from a post in our archives. Working in the romance fiction industry requires some very specialist skills. Read on for the Harlequin editors’ top 10 list! 1.) Our internet search histories are not for the fainthearted (or children). 2.) It can be weird when the author uses your name for the…

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Writing Challenge: Keep Us In…

by Evan Yeong … … … …SUSPENSE! Fans of romantic suspense know it to be the perfect blend of danger and desire. While other books follow couples trying to find their happily ever after together, these romances also have the two doing all they can just to make it to the end alive! Keeping in…

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Get Ready! #SuspenseIncludesYou Twitter Pitch Day on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

Time to submit your exciting, suspenseful project to one of our suspense lines! Tomorrow is the day.  Whether it’s a nail-biting thriller, a faith-filled suspenseful romance, or a passionate love story during a crisis, we are looking for suspenseful books from underrepresented authors to keep readers on the edge of their seats. The romance writing…

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