It’s Really Not So Scary

Have you ever started reading a supposedly scary story only to discover that you aren’t scared in the least? Horror is one of the hardest genres to get right because not only do you have to have a great plot with excellent details.

Read More

House Tour: Sales

As much as we love to think about literature as an art form, at the end of the day, publishing is still a business where the ultimate goal is to sell books. As a publisher you could acquire the greatest novel ever written, but without the Marketing and Sales teams, that book isn’t going to fly off the shelves. Sales plays an integral role in getting books from the hands of the author to the hands of the reader as early as the acquisition stage.

Read More

Toxic Romance: Emotional Abuse

Emotional abuse or past trauma is a frequent plotline in romance. And while something as serious as abuse shouldn’t be reduced to a plotpoint, it has nonetheless become a staple of the genre. Why? Because by and large, romance is the genre that most commonly addresses the issues real women face in their daily lives, including abuse.

Read More

House Tour: Marketing

It is crucial for Marketing to show their enthusiasm for the book and present some key ideas on how they plan to promote it.

Read More

Balancing Act: A Guide to Setting the Right Pace for Your Book

When it comes to engaging your readers, pacing is everything. The pace of your story not only works to pull readers in, but it keeps them going until the end. Good pacing is one of the hardest aspects of writing a novel and extremely difficult to attain. But have no fear, we have compiled four elements that we believe all writers should consider when setting the pace of their novel.

Read More

Careful What You Tweet For

If we can learn one thing from Rowling’s activities, is that while social media is a great tool for authors, it can also be an instrument of destruction. Therefore, we’ve created a list of four guidelines to help authors use their social media to provide a personal, meaningful connection that doesn’t waste your time or blow back in your face.

Read More

Black Lives Matter

Like so many others across the United States, we here at Three Houses Press were deeply impacted by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers on May 25th. While we grapple to make sense of the terrible violence and oppression members of the Black community face daily, we want to voice our support in their fight for justice and equality. Below we have included ways for you to take action.

Read More

Side Characters: The Unsung Hero

While we often love side characters, we rarely talk about how integral they are to the overarching story. Nor do we discuss how hard it can be to strike the perfect balance with side characters. All that changes today. In this article, we’ve broken down four of the most effective ways side characters are used in fiction and our tips for breathing life into yours.

Read More

Toxic Romance: People of Color

We need to continue to push the conversation on why inclusivity in all literature is important. As publishers and gatekeepers of content, we must do our due diligence to serve all readers. It simply isn’t right or fair that large swaths of Americans are not seeing themselves in the books they read.

Read More