Category: Writing Opportunities

Writing Challenge: Cliché Away!

by Evan Yeong Just yesterday we dug into our archives and reposted a fantastic piece about romance plot clichés that we’ve seen far too many of. While Harlequin certainly publishes a lot of trope-based romance, it’s entirely possible to tell, for example, the story of a busy professional falling for a single parent and their child…

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Let’s Talk about Plot

We wanted to talk a little about plot and found this useful blog post from one of our past contributors. Here are some basics… What is a plot? Plot in its most basic form is a series of linked events that take place. It is the stuff that stories are made of.  Without it your…

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Writing Challenge: When You’ve Scene It All

by Evan Yeong First off, apologies to everyone who’s been wondering when the next Writing Challenge would be coming along. We’ve had so much to share recently, first in regards to our Warriors Wanted Blitz (still ongoing!) and then our call for Inspirational Historical Romance submissions (also ongoing!), that we simply haven’t had time to…

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Warriors Wanted Blitz: Tips from the Harlequin Historical Editors

Whether you’re polishing up your entry for the Warriors Wanted blitz or looking for some general historical romance writing advice, the Harlequin/Mills & Boon UK editors share their top tips to make your story stand out from the crowd… Commissioning Editor Vic Britton says… “For me, the opening few lines to a story can make…

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Warriors Wanted: Get Ready for the Historical Blitz Bootcamp!

The Harlequin Historical series is excited to announce a new blitz for aspiring authors opening next Friday, June 5th! We’re looking for talented new voices in Viking, Medieval and Highlander romances. This is an opportunity to showcase your historical warrior romance to our editors, get some helpful feedback in an accelerated time frame, and maybe…

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Writing Challenge: Right Place, Wrong Time

by Evan Yeong The last time we had a Historical writing challenge I didn’t make things easy for you. When putting together my rules I decided to take every popular historical era off the table, forcing you all to broaden your ideas of what this romance genre could be. And you all delivered with flying…

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Warriors Wanted! Announcing…the Harlequin Historical Blitz!

Now might be the perfect time to escape back in time and try your hand at writing a romance novel! And we’re looking for new authors! The Harlequin Historical series is excited to announce a new blitz for aspiring authors, launching June 5th! Our readers around the world love Viking, Medieval and Highlander stories, and…

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Writing Challenge: Close Quarters

by Evan Yeong It’s been a little while since I’ve created a Writing Challenge that was a bit more general, and not specifically tailored to a season or holiday or brand new limited series. All that said, I’m excited to get back to basics and have you play with the concept of the forced proximity…

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Writing Challenge: Thrill and Inspire!

by Evan Yeong A many of you probably know by now, we have two new Inspirational Limited Series in the works! We’re acquiring for both Inspirational Cold Case and Inspirational Mountain Rescue, and we couldn’t be more excited for what writers have in store for us. Given that I’m actually going to be working on…

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