Category: Writing Advice

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Writer, Beware! An Editor’s Advice on Romantic Obstacle

In this month’s editor column, Harlequin Heartwarming Editor Dana Grimaldi offers up some sound advice on when to keep your […]

Posted on: May 31, 2021
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Three Tips on Writing a Query Blurb

By Katie Gowrie Last weekend, the Toronto Romance Writers held a full day of workshops called the Harlequin Intensive. We […]

Posted on: May 10, 2021
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How to Be Both with Harlequin Presents Author Clare Connelly

Harlequin Presents author, Clare Connelly sits down to talk about her career as both a self-published and Harlequin author… Self-publishing […]

Posted on: April 5, 2021
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Advice from an Editor: Tips on Crafting Your Query Letter

Before an editor opens your manuscript, our first introduction to you and your work is your query letter. Not only […]

Posted on: March 9, 2021
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How Subplots Can Enhance Your Story

Subplots are a great way to strengthen your romance novel. Particularly if you’re writing for one of Harlequin’s longer category […]

Posted on: March 4, 2021
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How Long Should My Manuscript Be? Word Count Explained

One thing our editors get asked about frequently is word count requirements for series submissions. Why do we have specific […]

Posted on: February 4, 2021
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Advice from the Archives: 5 Tips for Effortless Exposition!

By Katie Gowrie For any writer, exposition is an important aspect of what makes up their story. To be specific, […]

Posted on: January 28, 2021
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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