Understanding Your Genre

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Over the past month, I have learned a great deal about my craft. Some of the lessons have been easy to comprehend, while others, have taken a moment. Oneharlequin_color of those moments came last week.

I was on Twitter, pleased with myself, and tooting my own horn. I felt I deserved it and I was not being a braggart; it was a minute of regaling in my accomplishment. I felt so good about myself, that I sent a Tweet to several book publishers to say, look at me. In all honesty, I was hoping that someone would see my anthill as ask if I wanted to join their colony. I received a reply from Harlequin who suggested I see their guidelines for submission and submit.


I followed the link.
I see this.

Harlequin Digital First  (PDF version) Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin  (PDF version)

Harlequin American Romance  (PDF version)

Harlequin Blaze  (PDF version)

Harlequin Desire  (PDF version)

Harlequin Heartwarming  (PDF version)

Harlequin Historical (Mills & Boon Historical Romance)  (PDF version)

Harlequin Historical Undone  (PDF version)

Harlequin Intrigue  (PDF version)

Harlequin Medical Romance (Mills & Boon Medical Romance)  (PDF version)

Harlequin Presents (Mills & Boon Modern Romance)  (PDF version)

Harlequin Romance (Mills & Boon Cherish & Riva)  (PDF version)

Harlequin Romantic Suspense  (PDF version)

Harlequin Special Edition  (PDF version)

Harlequin Superromance  (PDF version)

Harlequin Teen  (PDF version) H

arlequin Nocturne  (PDF version)

Harlequin KISS  (PDF version)

Harlequin HQN  (PDF version)

Harlequin LUNA  (PDF version)

Harlequin MIRA  (PDF version)

Harlequin Kimani Press  (PDF version) Harlequin Kimani Arabesque Romance  (PDF version) Harlequin Kimani Romance  (PDF version) Harlequin Kimani TRU  (PDF version)

<!–Nocturne Bites  (PDF version)

–>Nocturne Cravings  (PDF version)

Nonfiction Editorial  (PDF version)

Spice <!–Spice Briefs  (PDF version)–>

Love Inspired  (PDF version) Love Inspired Historical  (PDF version) Love Inspired Suspense  (PDF version)

Harlequin Heartsong Presents  (PDF version)

Worldwide Mystery

I KNOW RIGHT? I turned into Sweet Brown, “ain’t nobody got time for that!”

It would take me the better part of the day just to read through the categories I THINK I might fit into. I know feel like the court jester.
I had no idea that there were this many categories of romance. I knew sweetheart, erotica and romantic suspense.

Being Mrs. BlakemoreMy genre is literary fiction.  Romance is my sub genre, that I write in the have fun. I guess I had better put on my thinking cap and learn something new about the genre I write in.

  In the meantime, I am having fun, as is evident with Being Mrs. Blakemore. I had fun this one as well as my readers.  If you have not had a      chance to check out my number one best-selling short story, then please by all means, take a read. (At this posting, it was #1 on Amazon).


One thought on “Understanding Your Genre

    epitaphcarver said:
    August 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    I think more fit for horror, or crime drama (when I really buckle down) but I want there to be a weirding people the hell out genre… I’d fit in great there.

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