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Character Essence: Why It Matters to the Story

“A romance driven by your leading characters is key to keeping your plot from becoming episodic. To put it simply, […]

Posted on: March 26, 2024
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Staying within Series Parameters without Losing the Creative Spark

There are three main components in the recipe for a perfect Harlequin romance: establishing the characters’ motivations from the beginning, […]

Posted on: March 20, 2024
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A Romance Glossary Deep Dive: Query Letters

Query Letter “A letter accompanying a manuscript submission to a publisher. The query (or cover) letter should showcase the book […]

Posted on: March 18, 2024
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Goal, Motivation, Conflict: The Key to Character Development

This post has been updated from its previously published version. In one of our recent Roadmap to Writing Romance posts, […]

Posted on: March 14, 2024
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I Got the Call! Meet Harlequin Medical Romance Author Kate MacGuire

Kate MacGuire has loved writing since forever which led to a career in journalism and public relations. Her short fiction […]

Posted on: March 11, 2024
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The Roadmap to Writing Romance: 5 Types of Harlequin Romance Novels

Welcome back to the Roadmap to Writing Romance! In the first two installments of this series, we talked about planning […]

Posted on: March 8, 2024
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I Got the Call! Meet New Harlequin Historical Author Maggie Weston

Debut author Maggie Weston’s Widows of West End trilogy will launch with One Night with a Duchess, releasing in October […]

Posted on: March 4, 2024
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What We’re Reading | The Winter List

Winter can sometimes feel like the longest season, but there is no better time to curl up under a blanket […]

Posted on: March 1, 2024
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Standing Out from the Crowd: Authors Reveal What Makes Their Story Unique

When writing a romance novel, you need two essential things: a meet-cute and a happily-ever-after. The fun begins when you […]

Posted on: February 27, 2024
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A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update from Harlequin

Harlequin aims to publish a wide variety of diverse and inclusive stories so that readers see themselves reflected in the […]

Posted on: February 26, 2024