Friday, April 27, 2012

Love Inspired Forums on Harlequin.com

Hi Everyone, Sandra Orchard here.

Did you know that Harlequin has forums for readers to interact with each other, and editors, and authors?

They recently spruced them up, giving them a new look and making them easier to navigate.

If you're new to the community, you'll have to join to comment. If you were previously a part of it, you'll have to re-update your profile. I found it still had me logged in, but had lost my profile pic etc.

To help you find the MOST IMPORTANT places on site, I've included them below for your convenience.

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/216-The-Christian-Cafe

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/53-Love-Inspired-Suspense

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/49-Love-Inspired-Historical

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/114-Ready-Set-Write!!!-2012-Goals

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/113-Writing-Inspirational-Romance

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/71-Emily-Rodmell-Love-Inspired-Love-Inspired-Historical-Love-Inspired-Suspense

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/213-The-Prayer-Room

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/203-RITA-Finalist-Reading-Challenge

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/41-Love-Inspired

And one for Canadians (because I am...but this isn't part of the LI lineup):
http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/119-I-am-Canadian

A quick added tip, since I just checked a link this morning that worked find for me when I drafted this post. 
I noticed that when I clicked the LIS link and perhaps the same is true of the others...I was taken to a general welcome page for all the forums.

But when I copy and paste the link into my browser, it takes me to the proper place. (I was already signed in in both cases. If you're not signed in or signed up for the community forums, you may have to do that first.)


ASPIRING WRITERS: This just in...pitch your story to LI editor Emily Rodmell!
http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/281-Speed-Dating-with-Associate-Editor-Emily-Rodmell  Copy and paste in the link to avoid it defaulting to the forums welcome page.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks, Sandra.

    I found the old forum difficult to navigate. Thanks for sending the URLs we need to access the various sites.

    :)

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  2. IMPORTANT TIP!

    I noticed that when I clicked the LIS link and perhaps the same is true of the others...I was taken to a general welcome page for all the forums.

    But when I copy and paste the link into my browser, it takes me to the proper place. (I was already signed in in both cases. If you're not signed in or signed up for the community forums, you may have to do that first.)

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  3. Okay, I just added that tip to the post.

    BTW, the links are thanks to Eva Maria Hamilton who passed them onto me. Thanks Eva!

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  4. Sandra, thanks for all these great links. I have to admit I'm awful with the forums. I generally get lost and can't find where I wanted to be! Perhaps, the new, spruced up look will help me connect with all our wonderful readers!

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  5. Thanks Sandra. It's good to know about the new and improved forums. Great for our readers and for those who might want to write for LI. Now Elnora(who is taking a break) is going to have another cup of coffee and I will write a chapter. Right after I check out all those links!

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  6. Love Inspired editor Emily Rodmell just posted info about a pitch session open to unpublished writers.

    Check it out:
    http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/281-Speed-Dating-with-Associate-Editor-Emily-Rodmell

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  7. Thanks, Sandra! It worked for me. I just wanted to look around and figure out all the new format anyway.

    BTW, I was still logged in from last time I visited. But I did have to go and add my photo, etc.

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  8. I need to head over there. I used to go alot, but then it changed and was hard for me to find. Glad they've revamped.

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  9. THE WAY TO GO!
    http://olufissy.onebigpowerline.com/

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  10. Yes, if you missed Missy's comment...

    Even if you're already a member, you have to re-input your photo and signature line if desired.

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