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Writing Challenge: A Dreadful Scene

by Deirdre McCluskey Our list of 7 Spooky Romances to Watch This Halloween reminded me of a favourite fiction genre, […]

Posted on: October 26, 2018

Writing Challenge: The Inciting Moment

by Deirdre McCluskey On Wednesday we published a Harlequin Romance Glossary, with terms editors use when talking about romance novels. […]

Posted on: October 12, 2018

Writing Challenge: Best Buddies

By Deirdre McCluskey For our last writing challenge we talked about frenemies. Another favourite secondary character in romance is the […]

Posted on: September 28, 2018

Writing Challenge: Frenemies

by Deirdre McCluskey This week we’ve been talking about secondary characters. One of my favourite character types is the “frenemy”. […]

Posted on: September 14, 2018

Writing Challenge: What’s at stake?

In our blog post on Crafting Strong Openings, one of our tips was to establish the stakes for one of […]

Posted on: July 20, 2018

Writing Challenge: Create tension in your scene

This week at So You Think You Can Write we’ve been talking about how to include exposition and backstory in […]

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Writing Challenge: A Royal Proposal

The royal wedding is fast approaching, and some of us are gearing up for tea, scones and fascinators (and pyjamas […]

Posted on: May 11, 2018

Writing challenge: Let’s use the five senses!

By Deirdre McCluskey, Administrative Coordinator, Harlequin Series Many of you are preparing your submission for the Harlequin Dare Blitz which […]

Posted on: April 6, 2018

#WritingChallenge: Critique this cover letter!

By Deirdre McCluskey, Administrative Assistant, Editorial You’ve written a book? Congrats! That’s quite an accomplishment. Now comes the challenge of […]

Posted on: March 23, 2018

#Writing Challenge: What’s your take on the Fake Relationship?

This week we had a great Top Ten list on reasons to love the fake relationship romance from Editorial Assistant […]

Posted on: March 9, 2018