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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

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

Advice From The Archives: Emotional Intensity Without the Bodycount – Part 1!

This week, we’ve got tips from New Voices 2011 on how to write intense emotion, without relying on a big […]

Posted on: December 2, 2015

Dear Editor…

Dear Editor I see a lot of books where the hero or heroine have some major trauma but can a […]

Posted on: October 21, 2015

Weekend Writing Tips: Joanne Grant

Hi everyone, We really hope you’ve enjoyed all our Weekend Writing Tip videos so far! As of today, you can […]

Posted on: October 2, 2015

The Black Moment: How to raise the romantic stakes before the HEA

By Patience Bloom, Senior Editor, Harlequin Romantic Suspense What is a black moment? In a romance novel, the black moment […]

Posted on: September 16, 2015

Dear Editor…

Dear Editor, I have a story in mind that is close to my heart and tackles some quite difficult subjects. […]

Posted on: July 22, 2015

Plot 101: Let’s Talk About Plot

Read on, and don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #sytycw. How do you give […]

Posted on: May 21, 2015

We’ve got a #WritingChallenge for you!

We were blown away by the incredible response to our first #WritingChallenge – the imagination and variety of the motivations […]

Posted on: April 10, 2015

Advice from the Archives: Beefing Up Black Moments

We’re back this week with some more stellar advice from our archives! This handy post comes from the ‘Behind the […]

Posted on: April 8, 2015