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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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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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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House Tour: Acquisitions

Well hello everyone, and happy Thursday. I know these are the most uncertain times we’ve ever seen and (hopefully) will ever see, but what I also know is that consistency is key for feeling stable during uncertain times. Therefore, we continue today with the next part of our Ins and Outs of Publishing series, which…

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March Madness: Best Book of the Decade

The decade is over and March is upon us… I guess that means it is time to decide which of these titles topped the decade. Vote today!

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Finishing Your Novel Takes Time… and a Schedule

One of the best ways to succeed as a writer is to make sure you are putting the time in! Here are 3 different techniques you can use to keep yourself on track to finishing your novel.

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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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