Clean romance author. Director of Hallmark Publishing. Opinions are only my own.
At Hallmark Publishing, we are still looking for wholesome romance for 2019 releases! Contemporary, light and fun stories, U.S. settings. An adopted dog or cat (never sick/hurt/endangered) is a plus. #MSWL #amwriting #publishing #books
Hallmark Publishing submission hacks!
1. a title that sounds EXACTLY like a Hallmark movie
2. series name + book name for mystery: A++ (e.g. Library Mysteries: Checked Out for Murder)
3. clear conflict in the query
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Stacey Donovan @Donovanesque1/2: Because this is a common, challenging plot point, here are some reasons for your main character to spend several weeks in another town that make financial & logical sense. Bet you can think of more: 👍🏻#MSWL #romance #Hallmark
2/2: Vacation rental; summer/temp. job or work assignment; sabbatical; research; investigative reporting; helping family member with big event/transition IF they have flexible job; home for the holidays. #MSWL #romance #Hallmark
At @HallmarkPublish we could really use a wholesome contemporary June wedding-themed romance! Got bridesmaids and groomsmen? Sister of the bride? Brother of the groom? Wedding planner? Send them our way! bit.ly/2n1gHwy #MSWL #amwriting #amquerying
Stacey Donovan @DonovanesqueShow crystal-clear motivation for actions rather than relying on crazy whims. -- Okay, that's all I've got. :) #MSWL
Oh except I wanted to say: these might sound like simple things, but man, when you're in the middle of figuring out a story, it's really hard. I think so, anyway. #MSWL
Stacey Donovan @DonovanesqueThread: Just a few tips for writing for @HallmarkPublish , for what they're worth! #MSWL
Give the main character one clear goal, not two or more goals. If they to open a microbrewery *and* have the perfect rustic wedding, have them pick a lane. #MSWL