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Writing Challenge: Cliché Away!

by Evan Yeong Just yesterday we dug into our archives and reposted a fantastic piece about romance plot clichés that we’ve […]

Posted on: June 26, 2020

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

Harlequin REFRESH: Character cliches

Character clichés. Archetypes. Stock characters. We encounter them in every genre—the mad scientist, the femme fatale, the high school jock, […]

Posted on: January 15, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH Writing Challenge: Replace the cliche

On Tuesday we wrote about freshening your narrative voice by eliminating clichés. Easier said than done! Sometimes a cliché seems […]

Posted on: January 11, 2019

Harlequin REFRESH! Banish stylistic cliches!

Do your sentences lack zing? Is your narrative voice stale? Tired of the same old phrases? You need… Harlequin REFRESH! […]

Posted on: January 7, 2019

Keep It Fresh!

By Johanna Raisanen, Editor, American Romance So you've written a secret-baby story and you're debating about entering this year's So […]

Posted on: September 18, 2014