Category: Writing Opportunities

A festive #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, As Christmas is approaching, we wanted to get festive! As you know know all the many reasons why we love Christmas romances, we thought it would be fun to try and write our own Christmas romance – together! Below, we’ve given you the opening line to a romance, and we want to see…

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Here’s your next #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, This weekend’s #WritingChallenge is short and sweet – we hope you enjoy! Your hero and heroine have just met. Give us his most impactful/ funny/ sexy/ intriguing/ eye-catching first line! Happy Writing – we can’t wait to have a read on Monday! The SYTYCW Editors X  

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Here’s your next #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, This weekend’s #WritingChallenge is short and sweet – we hope you enjoy! Your hero and heroine have just met. Give us your hero’s most impactful/ funny/ sexy/ intriguing/ eye-catching opening line! Happy Writing – we can’t wait to have a read on Monday! The SYTYCW Editors X

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Here’s Your Weekend #WritingChallenge!

Hi everyone, We hope you all enjoyed the wild ride of #SYTYCW15, and congratulations to our wonderful winner, Lauren Smith! (If you haven’t watched it already, see her get the ‘you’ve won’ call here.) This #WritingChallenge, we have a bridesmaid heroine for you…but is she about to meet the man who will walk her down the…

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Read the So You Think You Can Write 2015 Top 10 Finalists!

  Out of 55 So You Think You Can Write finalists our readers voted and narrowed the field to the Top 25. Now the Harlequin editors have  selected 10 finalists based on voice, content and writing skills. Congratulations to all of our finalists! We were thrilled with the imagination and diversity represented in our entries…

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It’s #WritingChallenge time!

This weekend, we’ve got a writing challenge with a twist for you all. You’ve proved time and time again how brilliant you are at our more thematic challenges, so this weekend, we want you to demonstrate your writing technique! Good writing is all about showing, not telling – it’s a much more subtle, complex yet powerful way…

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The #WritingChallenge is back!

After the excitements of SYTYCW, we’re so thrilled to have another #WritingChallenge for you all this weekend! This one is for anyone who’s ever wanted to write a ‘heroine in jeopardy’ themed book… Your heroine is in danger…how does your hero save the day? And how does she feel about being rescued?! As always, let us…

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Today’s Challenge Results: Pitch Feedback

Results of our Pitch Challenge are in! Our team of editors randomly selected five of your pitches. Here are their critiques! Thanks for all the succinct creativity sent our way! The Senator’s Son by Anna Albo Courting the Professor by Jodie Kerrigan Protecting the Cowboy’s Baby by Elle Marlow Pitch Critique Tuscany by Stephanie Payne Hurt Untitled…

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Today’s Challenge: Write Your Pitch

If you had to hook an editor in 100 words, how would you do it? Remember that editors have heard many pitches. How is your story different? What is the conflict of your story? Here are a few tips for creating that perfect pitch: Start out simple and expand: Example: A heroine finds love while…

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Today’s Challenge Results: First Meeting Feedback

Results of our First Meeting Challenge are in! Our team of editors randomly selected five of your first meeting entries. Here are their critiques! We enjoyed seeing those sparks fly and hope you’ll keep going on your writing journeys. Thank you for submitting all your fabulous first meetings! Best Laid Plans by Lindsay Larson Holiday Fling…

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