Category: Writing Advice

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Turning Up the Heat: How to Craft a Sex Scene

Let’s talk about sex! To be specific, crafting sex scenes in romance books. First, let’s back it up. A great […]

Posted on: February 14, 2024
Harlequin Author Spotlight featuring four books: Playing the Sicilian's Game of Revenge by Lorraine Hall, An Innocent's Deal with the Devil by Tara Pammi, The Bodyguard's Deadly Mission by Lisa Dodson, and Texas Law Lethal Encounter by Jennifer Bokal

Intimate Details: Authors Dish on Bringing Emotion to the Reader

There comes a moment in a romance novel when the world stops and nothing else matters – the first kiss, a long look, or a deep and certain feeling that they’ve met someone truly special. We asked Harlequin authors to they created these ultra romantic moments in their new releases.

Posted on: January 23, 2024
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Writing Advice with Harlequin Authors

In need of some writing advice? Well look no further because the Harlequin authors are here to help! Today we’re […]

Posted on: January 15, 2024
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Ready, Set, Write: A Guide to Writing Sprints

If you’re looking for a new writing routine in 2024, writing sprints may be the exercise for you. What are […]

Posted on: January 12, 2024
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New Year, New Goals

January is a great time for jumping into new habits and starting new routines, but it can also be stressful […]

Posted on: January 3, 2024
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What’s In A Scene? Harlequin Authors Explain

We asked Harlequin authors to tell us about a favorite scene in their new release. They explained what the action says about the characters, how certain scenes propel the story forward, and why they were fun to write.

Posted on: December 21, 2023
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‘Tis the Season: How to Incorporate the Holidays into Your Story

There’s something so magical about the festive season; twinkly lights strung up everywhere you look, the smell of warming spices […]

Posted on: December 15, 2023
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What Authors Find Fun About These Classic Tropes

We asked Harlequin authors to tell us about the romance tropes in their latest releases and what they love about writing romance stories with them.

Posted on: November 28, 2023
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HEA Writing Week 2023 | Embracing Emotions

Welcome to the final day of HEA Writing Week 2023! Today, we’re talking about how to create emotional intimacy without […]

Posted on: November 3, 2023
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HEA Writing Week 2023 | Character Building

We’ve been looking at romance tropes and hooks so far during HEA Writing Week. Today is about building your characters. […]

Posted on: November 2, 2023