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Harlequin Refresh: Romance plot clichés

(We loved this post so much, we’re re-posting from our archives. Enjoy!) Harlequin editors read a lot of romance books. […]

Posted on: June 25, 2020

Harlequin Refresh: What makes a manuscript stand out from the crowd?

We hope you enjoyed our month-long focus on author voice in romantic fiction and found it helpful! To round off […]

Posted on: January 31, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH! Talking “voice” with RaeAnne Thayne

We are thrilled to have New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne with us today to discuss how she keeps […]

Posted on: January 29, 2019

Harlequin Refresh! Bringing Scenes to Life!

By Patience Bloom Once you’ve reached the end of your first (or twelfth) draft, you might think you’re ready to […]

Posted on: January 25, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH! Talking “voice” with Maisey Yates

Today, we have an exciting post from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates! Maisey has written […]

Posted on: January 23, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH: Perk Up Point of View!

by Patience Bloom If you write anything, you have to deal with point of view (POV). POV is how one […]

Posted on: January 17, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH: Character cliches

Character clichés. Archetypes. Stock characters. We encounter them in every genre—the mad scientist, the femme fatale, the high school jock, […]

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH Writing Challenge: Replace the cliche

On Tuesday we wrote about freshening your narrative voice by eliminating clichés. Easier said than done! Sometimes a cliché seems […]

Posted on: January 11, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH! Talking “voice” with A.C. Arthur

  Award-winning author A.C. Arthur graciously agreed to answer our questions about voice in romance writing! How did you know […]

Posted on: January 9, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH! Banish stylistic cliches!

Do your sentences lack zing? Is your narrative voice stale? Tired of the same old phrases? You need… Harlequin REFRESH! […]

Posted on: January 7, 2019