Category: Writing Advice

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Tropes Spotlight: Fake Relationships

In a great romance novel there is a delicate balance between using classic elements that are proven to work in […]

Posted on: January 30, 2023
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Color Coding Your First Draft for Editing

Happy new year! It’s time for new beginnings. If you’re working on a new manuscript (or if you want to […]

Posted on: January 16, 2023
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Popular Trends in Romance

Whether you’re a longtime romance writer or new at it, you are always on the lookout for the latest trends. […]

Posted on: November 1, 2022
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Tropes Spotlight: Opposites Attract

“Tropes”, one of those factors that category romance editors are always searching when reading a manuscript. But, what is a […]

Posted on: September 26, 2022
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3 Things Romantic Conflict Adds to Your Story

Romance is never perfect, is it? Not in real life, the movies, or in the books we all love! We’ve […]

Posted on: September 1, 2022
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Q&A with Author Paulia Belgado!

We’re thrilled to welcome Harlequin Historical author Paulia Begado to Write for Harlequin! Paulia’s debut title May the Best Duke Win is […]

Posted on: August 22, 2022
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Subplots: Enrich Your Story Without Weighing it Down

By Nicholas Arnold Part of crafting a compelling story that keeps a reader engaged is writing subplots. Subplots, while perhaps […]

Posted on: August 18, 2022
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Don’t Worry, Just Write!

Danica Favorite is a Love Inspired author who has spent her life in love with good books. Never did she imagine […]

Posted on: August 8, 2022
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What About the “Where”? 3 Editor Tips on Setting

Sometimes when we talk writing, the focus tends to be the what’s, why’s and how’s of a romance novel. But […]

Posted on: July 28, 2022
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Creating a Vivid Setting: Tips from Harlequin Heartwarming Author Beth Carpenter

A vivid setting in a romance novel can transport the reader to another world, evoke a mood, and even illuminate […]

Posted on: July 18, 2022