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Author Tips: Writing Longer Romance and Engaging Readers to the End!

We asked the authors of Harlequin Heartwarming’s latest continuity, The Blackwell Sisters, how they do it—how do they write long […]

Posted on: October 8, 2020
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Advice from the Archives: 5 Things Romantic Conflict Provides

In today’s post from our Archives, we share the many benefits of creating romantic conflict, a key building block of […]

Posted on: October 6, 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—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
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Writing Challenge: Create a scene with tension!

We love secret babies in romance! But what if the hero isn’t the father? Welcome to this week’s writing challenge! […]

Posted on: March 22, 2019
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Writing Challenge: A Medical Conflict

Are you thinking of submitting to the Harlequin Medical Romance Blitz? Has our Monday post from the Love Inspired team […]

Posted on: March 8, 2019
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#WritingChallenge: Pitch your race-against-time romance!

By Deirdre McCluskey Last #WritingChallenge we talked about how well-developed characters strengthen the internal conflict in your romance. But what […]

Posted on: September 15, 2017
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#WritingChallenge: 3-Sentence Pitch

By now if you’re participating in the Write Your Romance in 150 Days challenge, you’re one month in – that’s […]

Posted on: August 4, 2017
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Advice from the Archives–Make Them Suffer: Why Conflict Is Necessary

This week, Susan Litman, Editor for Harlequin Special Edition, shows us why we should make our characters suffer! “They met. They […]

Posted on: June 21, 2017
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Conflicts: Be Mean to Your Characters—and Interesting to Your Readers

by Elizabeth Mazer, Associate Editor   The Love Inspired Historical team is ready to find new authors—could you be one […]

Posted on: February 29, 2016