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.

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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.

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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.

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Worldbuilding: Part 2

You’ve done the leg work, but now what? Avoid info dumps by finding better ways to introduce the world of your novel.

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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.

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Worldbuilding Part 1

When your world isn’t well structured, your reader can feel it! Get an idea of how to start building that world in the first part of our worldbuilding series!

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Finding Your Writing Community

As we here at Three Houses Press continue to work from home, we wanted to highlight a way that budding authors can stay connected. So today we’re going to focus on writing communities. I personally feel that this information is more relevant than ever as we strive to stay connected in the midst of isolation. However, please note that these tips will serve you well beyond this current climate.

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Readers Guide to COVID-19

Have you ever been too exhausted to take on your regularly scheduled responsibilities? Well, we are. The owners of Three Houses Press LLC each work in some form of education–two in book sales and distribution and one in marketing and PR. Though we have fortunately been able to avoid becoming sick thus far, we have…

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Sunday Story Prompt

You’ve been imprisoned for a crime you didn’t commit. Luckily, there is someone on the inside who promises to help break you out. Your plan all starts with a spork…

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