Category: Writing Advice

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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
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Advice from the Archives: How to Write an Alpha Heroine

In today’s archive, we bring you a post originally published during Dare Week in 2018 to introduce Harlequin Dare. This […]

Posted on: July 9, 2020
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Advice from the Archives: 50 Shades of an Active Heroine

By Carly Silver Today we bring you a post from our Archives written by Carly Silver, Associate Editor of Harlequin […]

Posted on: July 7, 2020
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From the Archives: Pancakes and Writer’s Block

In this post from 2017, Harlequin Historical author Nicole Locke admits writer’s block is like taming wild animals and making […]

Posted on: June 30, 2020
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Harlequin Refresh: Romance plot clichés

(We loved this post so much, we’re re-posting from our archives. Enjoy!) Harlequin editors read a lot of romance books. […]

Posted on: June 25, 2020
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Let’s Talk about Plot

We wanted to talk a little about plot and found this useful blog post from one of our past contributors. […]

Posted on: June 23, 2020
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Book Recommendations for Writing

We editors have done much research on writing and have come up with this excellent list of craft related books […]

Posted on: May 7, 2020
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Spot the Conflict in Romance Movies

We pulled a post from our archives to review the ins and outs of internal and external conflicts, along with […]

Posted on: April 27, 2020
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How to Write a Unique Medical Romance

We wanted to take a moment, today, to talk to you about how, as an aspiring Medical Romance author, you […]

Posted on: April 7, 2020