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From Alpha Hero to HEA: A Harlequin Romance Glossary

We all know the romance genre has conventions and guidelines that set it apart from other types of stories. And […]

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Announcing #SuspenseIncludesYou Twitter Pitch Day on Sept. 23, 2020

Whether it’s a nail-biting thriller, a faith-filled suspenseful romance, or a passionate love story during a crisis, we are looking […]

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Ready, Set, Write!—A SYTYCW Advice Round-Up

As our loyal readers know, we’ve been doing this for a very long time. This blog contains years of posts […]

Posted on: August 19, 2020

Writing for Harlequin Heartwarming: The Authors Have Their Say!

On Tuesday, we posted about the launch of a new Heartwarming series, the Blackwell Sisters, which follows the Return of […]

Posted on: August 13, 2020

Heartwarming Launches a New Series—Get Ready for the Blackwell Sisters!

The Blackwells are back! Who’s ready to return to Falcon Creek, Montana? Last time around we introduced you to the […]

Posted on: August 11, 2020

Advice from the Archives: Top 5 Bridal Tropes to Make You Hear Wedding Bells!

This archive, written by former Harlequin editor Kayla King, was originally published in 2017. Here are five bridal tropes sure […]

Posted on: August 6, 2020

Advice from the Archives: Why We Love Wedding Romances

Summer’s in full swing, and while wedding season might look a little different this year, we can still celebrate the […]

Posted on: August 4, 2020

How to Write a Great First Chapter

Can you guess the opening line? “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” […]

Posted on: July 30, 2020

Crafting Strong Openings

This is from our Advice from the Archives treasure trove, written in 1993 by Anne Canadeo and Mary-Theresa Hussey and […]

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Writing Challenge: Alpha-Beta Soup

by Evan Yeong I can’t believe it’s been almost a full month since my last Writing Challenge! You all deserve […]

Posted on: July 24, 2020