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Understanding A Villain’s Motivation (and How to Write It)

Of course, your heroes and heroines have clear goals and motivations that resonate with readers. But what about your villains? […]

Posted on: April 17, 2024
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Staying within Series Parameters without Losing the Creative Spark

There are three main components in the recipe for a perfect Harlequin romance: establishing the characters’ motivations from the beginning, […]

Posted on: March 20, 2024
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Writing Advice with Harlequin Authors

In need of some writing advice? Well look no further because the Harlequin authors are here to help! Today we’re […]

Posted on: January 15, 2024
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Writing Advice with Harlequin Authors

Today we’ve pulled some of the best writing advice from our Harlequin authors from our blog series, I Got the […]

Posted on: August 21, 2023
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What Gen Z Readers Are Looking to Find in Romance Novels

In the past, reading romance books would have been regarded as a guilty pleasure, but the Gen Z generation and […]

Posted on: July 19, 2023
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Heat Levels: How Spicy Is Your Romance?

It’s usually simple to decide where you should place your story with Harlequin. If you’ve written a book about Vikings, […]

Posted on: June 14, 2023
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Pacing in High-Stakes Stories: How to Sustain Suspense without Losing Romance

Every plot needs to move at a good pace to keep readers interested. But in suspenseful stories, pacing is especially […]

Posted on: May 10, 2023
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Spotlight on K9s: Writing about Dogs

As you may have noticed, dogs are a very popular element in many of our Harlequin novels. These furry friends […]

Posted on: April 5, 2023

Writing Multi-Book Plotlines: Tips from the Blackwell Authors

The Blackwell authors are proving the third time’s a charm with their new miniseries from Harlequin Heartwarming. Following Return of […]

Posted on: December 1, 2022
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Popular Trends in Romance

Whether you’re a longtime romance writer or new at it, you are always on the lookout for the latest trends. […]

Posted on: November 1, 2022