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Dear Editor: What makes a writer’s “voice” strong?

Dear Editor, What makes a writer’s “voice” strong? Editors are always saying that the voice is crucial. Why? –Anne Dear Anne, A writer’s voice is probably the most important element of the book (aside from the romance, of course). A reader could be underwhelmed by a premise but love the writer’s voice so much that…

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What Makes a Great Canadian Hero?

by Kris Fletcher There are just a few more weeks left to enter our Ooooh . . . Canada! Blitz. Today Harlequin Superromance author Kris Fletcher talks about what makes a Great Canadian Hero, well, great! The Ooooh…Canada! submission blitz has had a special place in my heart from the first I heard of it.…

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Getting the Call: Meet LeAnne Bristow!

New Harlequin Heartwarming author LeAnne Bristow shares her story about getting The Call from Harlequin!   “What’s in this box?” my husband asked me while we were cleaning out an old storage shed. Little did I know the contents would forever change my life. It was all the stories I had written in high school…

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Romance Writers! Give us your Great Canadian Heroes and Skip the Slush Pile!

  Toronto, Canada Senior Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd is thrilled to announce Harlequin’s newest Submission Blitz! July 1 is Canada Day—a time to celebrate our pride and history across this huge diverse nation north of the 49th Parallel.  Canada Day is all about barbecues, music, fireworks and getting together with family and friends. For readers…

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Love the Ride: From would-be writer to published author with Joshua Roots

Paranormal Chaos author Joshua Roots shares what he learned on his journey from would-be writer to published author. Reprinted with thanks from the Carina Press blog.   With Paranormal Chaos out and The Shifter Chronicles winding down, I’ve had some time to sit back and think about my journey from would-be writer to published author. Basically, it…

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Congratulations to the Top 25!

The judges are now reading, debating, and narrowing the field to the final top 10, and then it’s up to YOU to vote for the ultimate winner of a two-book publishing deal with Harlequin. Check back on November 10th to discover who made the final cut and start voting for the winner. In the meantime, the voters have…

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We’re getting ready to read the Top 25!

We’re almost in the home stretch of So You Think You Can Write 2015! Our editors are donning their reading glasses, grabbing a coffee and getting ready to read the full manuscripts of our Top 25 contest entries as chosen by you! The hard work and creativity of our entrants leapt off the page in…

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Vote Now for the Top 25!

With a dizzying number of entries across 18 eligible categories, the So You Think You Can Write Contest is off to a great start in 2015. The editors have had their chance to read all of your great pitches and first chapters, and we’ve narrowed the field. Now it’s your turn to read and vote!…

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Dear Editor – send us your questions!

As you know, here on SOLD we love to answer our readers’ editorial queries – about manuscripts you might be working on right now, manuscripts you’re considering writing in the future, or general editorial queries as you work on honing your craft! You can see questions we’ve previously answered in our ‘Dear Editor’ column here, but…

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