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Advice from the Archives: Balancing the Secondary Cast with the Leading Couple

On Tuesday, we posted a call story from debut Special Edition author Darby Baham. Today, we bring you a post […]

Posted on: November 10, 2020
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Advice from the Archives: Top Tips for Participating in #DVPit

Are you thinking of pitching your #OwnVoices romance next week during #DVPit? The Harlequin Series editorial team can’t wait! We jump at […]

Posted on: October 22, 2020
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Advice from the Archives: Worldbuilding 101

by Vicki Essex One of the most fun and challenging things about writing fiction is worldbuilding. Worldbuilding is the process […]

Posted on: October 13, 2020
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Author Tips: Writing Longer Romance and Engaging Readers to the End!

We asked the authors of Harlequin Heartwarming’s latest continuity, The Blackwell Sisters, how they do it—how do they write long […]

Posted on: October 8, 2020
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Advice from the Archives: 5 Things Romantic Conflict Provides

In today’s post from our Archives, we share the many benefits of creating romantic conflict, a key building block of […]

Posted on: October 6, 2020
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Dear Editor, I don’t know where to start my romance novel!

Posted on: October 1, 2020
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How to Handle Editorial Feedback

by Evan Yeong For many of you who searched for and found this post, there’s a chance the hardest step […]

Posted on: September 18, 2020
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Advice from the Archives: Pitch & Synopsis

We have for you some valuable advice from our archives. Ways of pitching have changed with time and social media, […]

Posted on: September 15, 2020
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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
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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