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Hands-On Advice + Interaction With Harlequin Editors (Free!)

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I don't often report on events like this, but this one is so
benefit- and content-driven for writers that every kind of romance novelist could learn something valuable or boost their career because of it.

Harlequin is hosting a 5-day online event next week (November 1-5) with more than 50 professional editors and authors called So You Think You Can Write?

Here's just a brief list of benefits and opportunities:

  • Live chats and webinars with Harlequin editors
  • Community discussions with USA Today bestselling authors
  • Daily challenges to test writing skills
  • A special inbox for writers to submit their manuscripts directly to Harlequin editors

Each weekday offers new, educational opportunities from 9 to 5, on topics such as:

  • Succeeding as a Romance Writer
  • First Chapters
  • What Editors Look For
  • Paranormal Plots
  • The End of Predictability in Romance Writing

If you're interested in writing and publishing romance, this is a must-see and must-participate event.

Go check out the site.
(Small version of event calendar below to get you interested.)

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Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

Rimma Onoseta: On Trusting the Process of Revision

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Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover

Writer's Digest September/October 2022 Cover Reveal

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Your Story #120

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Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt below. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

5 Tips for Writing as a Parent

Author Sarah Grunder Ruiz shares how she fits writing into her life and offers 5 tips on how to achieve a sustainable writing life as a parent.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 621

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write an animal poem.

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Why Is This Love Scene Here? How To Write Compelling Love Scenes

Not sure which way to turn when writing intimate scenes? Author Jo McNally shares how to write compelling love scenes that make sense for the story you’re writing.

How Can I Help You?

How Can I Help You?

Every writer needs a little inspiration once in a while. For today's prompt, your character is a high-end retail salesperson.

Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction

Phong Nguyen: On Freedom To Invent in Historical Fiction

Award-winning author Phong Nguyen discusses his lifelong dream of writing his new historical fiction novel, Bronze Drum.

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

Historical Fiction Authors Don’t Expect Their Characters’ Battles To Appear in Modern Headlines, but Here We Are

What happens to historical fiction when history repeats itself? Author Addison Armstrong discusses writing about the past and seeing it reflected in the present.