Three Dialogue Pet Peeves and How to Knock It the Heck Off

Dialogue got you down? Here are three of the biggest dialogue pet peeves and ways to fix it so your characters can stay chatty.

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Resolutions Aren’t Enough: Four Tips on How to Follow-Through

On January 1st, how many of you said that this was the year you were going to write a novel? If your goal is to write a book in 2020, then congratulations! You simply setting that goal is a huge first step, and we can’t wait for you to send us your book for publication consideration. But we also want to remind you that writing is hard. Really freaking hard. We aren’t trying to discourage you, but we are trying to keep it real because we understand how life often gets in the way of our best intentions.

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Writing a Sequel: The Toughest Job in the Biz

What is it exactly about sequels that they so often never quite live up to our expectations? The sophomore slump is mostly a self-fulfilling prophecy, getting so nervous about a follow-up piece that you fail to meet expectations. Keep on reading to discover the top five mistakes that authors make when writing a sequel.

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The Science of the First Edit

You have the first draft of your novel, but now what? The process of editing can be daunting, but we have mapped out the essential first steps.

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Literary Rights: An Author’s Minefield

When most people imagine dramatic courtroom scenes, the topic at hand is usually a gruesome murder, a salacious affair, or the conclusion to an exciting whudonit. Less imagined is the intricacies of copyright issues, a topic only a lawyer could love. Now I have to confess, as someone for whom law school was once a…

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Nanowrimo Diaries: Week Three

Our authors are slowly being crushed by the weight of Nanowrimo analytics and the temptations of Disney+

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Nanowrimo Diaries: Week Two

Our authors talk about their second week of Nanowrimo, including the benefits of being a trash human and the drawbacks of depending on early mornings.

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Nanowrimo Diaries: Week 1

Three Houses Press authors provide their first update on Nanowrimo 2019. And, well, things aren’t starting great.

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Four Ways to Combat Writer’s Block

A writer’s worst fear is a bout of writer’s block. Here are our four tips for getting out of the funk and back to your work in progress.

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