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Creating Characters: 5 Questions for Romance Writers

Write for Harlequin wants to get Back to Basics! Join us over the next month for a series of posts […]

Posted on: January 13, 2022

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

Advice from the Archives—Romance 101: Secondary Characters

This week on the blog, we’re talking you through how to bring those wonderful secondary characters who fill out your […]

Posted on: July 14, 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—Character 101: Building Complex, Interesting, Memorable Characters

Today we bring you a post from our archives! At the heart of a great romance are characters we can […]

Posted on: October 11, 2019

Romance Writing 101: Imagining your characters

To encourage your participation in our #RomanceIncludesYou blitz, we have a helpful, fun post by one of our former colleagues, Grace […]

Posted on: August 14, 2018

Let’s Talk About Black Panther and Characterization

By Katie Gowrie (WARNING: Mild spoilers ahead!) Like many people, I got swept up in the excitement of the Black […]

Posted on: March 12, 2018

Dear Editor, Can my hero and heroine be A-list celebrities?

Dear Editor, Can my hero and heroine be A-list celebrities? — Laura Dear Laura, Our simplest answer is that your […]

Posted on: October 26, 2016

Romance Writing 101: Describing your hero and heroine

This week, Grace Thiele gives you her top tips on how to describe your characters with maximum impact! Hello dearest writers! Today, […]

Posted on: August 17, 2016

Weekend Writing Tips: Flo Nicoll

This weekend’s writing tip is from the fabulous Flo Nicoll! Enjoy, and happy writing! The SYTYCW Editors x

Posted on: April 29, 2016