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What About the “Where”? 3 Editor Tips on Setting

Sometimes when we talk writing, the focus tends to be the what’s, why’s and how’s of a romance novel. But […]

Posted on: July 28, 2022
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Make Your Submission Stand Out: 3 Ways to Catch an Editor’s Eye

By Nicholas Arnold With calls for Harlequin Romance and Harlequin Historical submissions over the summer, you may be gearing up […]

Posted on: July 14, 2022
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Spotlight on: Harlequin Romantic Suspense

All About Harlequin Romantic Suspense Harlequin Romantic Suspense stories are romance-focused stories with a suspense element. Powerful romances are at the […]

Posted on: May 23, 2022
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ICYMI: “Conquering the First Chapter” with Patience Bloom

What can we say about the first chapter? It’s an editor’s first impression of your novel! But no pressure, you’ve […]

Posted on: November 18, 2021
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Spotlight on: Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Learn all about writing for Harlequin Romantic Suspense in this special video brought to you by Senior Editor Patience Bloom! […]

Posted on: June 21, 2021
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Editor Wishlist: Patience Bloom, Senior Editor for Harlequin Romantic Suspense

Want to know what our editors are looking for in a submission? Then stay on top of our Editor Wishlists, […]

Posted on: November 10, 2020
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Romantic Suspense Most Wanted: An Editor Wish List

Romance readers just can’t seem to get enough stories with high-stakes action and a big dose of suspense. Harlequin publishes […]

Posted on: September 8, 2020
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Advice from the Archives: The Plot Thickens…or How I Came to Like Fish

by Patience Bloom This advice was originally posted in August 2017 but the wisdom of this piece is timeless! Read […]

Posted on: May 26, 2020
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Five Tips to Preserve that Post-Workshop and Conference Enthusiasm

by Patience Bloom You’ve just returned from your first (or eighteenth) Romance Writers of America conference–or meeting of your local […]

Posted on: August 13, 2019
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Writing Challenge: Create an Intriguing Heroine

“Consider what makes a person so fascinating. Who captures your interest in a powerful way?” – Senior Editor Patience Bloom, […]

Posted on: April 26, 2019