Writing Challenge: Wherefore Art Thou?

by Evan Yeong I decided to major in English Literature for my undergrad, so I know that “wherefore art thou, Romeo?” translates to “why are you Romeo?” which is more Juliet bemoaning that her love is a Montague and sworn enemy of her family than her asking where he is. Just wanted to get that…

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Announcing Two New Inspirational Limited Series!

Our goal at Harlequin is to publish books that women can get lost in, and we never would have gotten to where we are today, with our 70th anniversary in the rear view mirror, without first understanding what our readers want. Recently we’ve noticed a surge of interest in our Love Inspired lines, and in…

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The Short and Sweet on Writing a Synopsis

by Evan Yeong Let me get right to the point: if you want to submit a manuscript to Harlequin it has to be accompanied by a synopsis. This brief summary will help give the editors a better sense of your ability to craft a narrative, create and resolve tension, and pace out emotional beats. At…

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Getting the Call: Meet New Heartwarming Author Kit Hawthorne

This week we are excited to introduce our newest Harlequin Heartwarming author, Kit Hawthorne. Read on to learn about her journey to “Getting the Call” from Harlequin- The first call came around ten, during my morning writing session, from an unknown number with a 416 area code. Ontario, my phone said. I don’t know anyone…

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Writing Challenge: I Want to Get Away

by Evan Yeong All entertainment provides some form of escapism, but fans of romance know this far better than most. There’s nothing quite like curling up with a Harlequin paperback and forgetting the world, if only for a few moments. In times like these, that feels more necessary than it’s ever been. I read through…

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Answering Your Writing Challenge Questions!

by Evan Yeong I’ve been meaning to provide a little more insight surrounding the Writing Challenges that so many of you have gleefully elected to participate in, but felt like including my thoughts alongside a prompt would lessen their impact (or have them be overlooked altogether). That said, here are a few answers to questions…

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The Challenge of Writing Interracial Romance

by Evan Yeong Something you probably didn’t know about me is that I used to regularly run a blog largely focused on diversity in media. Imagine my delight, then, to discover that same emphasis here at Harlequin! It’s been an ongoing conversation within the SYTYCW team in particular, and one that gained renewed energy due…

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