Category: Writing Advice

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The Short and Sweet on Writing a Synopsis

by Evan Yeong Let me get right to the point: if you want to submit a manuscript to Harlequin it […]

Posted on: March 26, 2020

The Challenge of Writing Interracial Romance

by Evan Yeong Something you probably didn’t know about me is that I used to regularly run a blog largely […]

Posted on: March 6, 2020

How a Harlequin Historical Author Would Have Ended Sanditon

I’d like to begin this post with a *SPOILER* warning. If you haven’t watched the final episode of Sanditon, read […]

Posted on: February 25, 2020

How to Write a Viking: Top Tips from the Sons of Sigurd Authors

It’s almost time! The first instalment in the Sons of Sigurd miniseries, Stolen by the Viking by Michelle Willingham, is […]

Posted on: February 19, 2020

Suggestions from the Slush Pile: 3 Mistakes to Avoid!

by Evan Yeong The title of this post may hit a bit too close to home for those of us […]

Posted on: January 8, 2020

It’s All in the Details: Create a Vivid Setting Without Getting Bogged Down

Details are an essential part of any story, whether they’re used to tell us something about a character, build a […]

Posted on: June 6, 2019

Advice From The Archives: Blending Humor With Emotion

By Liz Fielding Do you want to write books that will make people laugh and cry? With romantic comedies getting […]

Posted on: May 27, 2019

What happens after you submit to Harlequin?

Today, we bring you an updated post from our archives! Read on as Elizabeth Mazer reveals what happens to your […]

Posted on: April 18, 2019

Editor Confessions: Dispatches from the Inbox

By An Editor At, we receive several hundred emails a year. That’s a lot of mail! In that giant […]

Posted on: April 16, 2019

Romantic suspense authors confess: tips to maintaining suspense!

It can be hard to keep the pacing tight in any novel, but imagine the pressure when writing suspense! This […]

Posted on: April 10, 2019