S.C. Barrus

41 posts

Calling All Beta Readers – Read Grim Curio Before Anyone Else

Hello dear readers, it’s that time again. Beta readers, assemble! Who among you will rise to the challenge and beta read Grim Curio before it’s submitted to contests, agents, and publishers? To become a beta reader, follow the link below and fill out the short form. Become a Beta Reader [link] The beta reading […]

How to Become the DM – Everything You Need to Get Started

Recently I took the plunge into playing Dungeons and Dragons for the first time since high school. What’s more, I decided to DM. DM, short for Dungeon Master, is the player who creates and dictates the Dungeons & Dragons (DnD) game to the other players, known as PC’s (or Player […]

Cause That’s Just The Way it Goes

It’s quarter past eleven at night — quarter til midnight at the time of publishing — and I’m still writing. About to head to bed when I realized I haven’t posted in a while. Got to throw you guys something before you forget about Grim Curio. I feel so great about this novel, better […]

The Three Greatest Influences on Grim Curio

This week I reached a major writing milestone in Grim Curio. I wrote my 50,000th word. This is a big step in the process and to celebrate I’m going to share some of the works that have influenced me over the past few months. What follows are GC’s three greatest influences, […]

All The Threads Are Coming Together

Stats Words added last month – 14,295 Total word written – 42,812 Named Characters – 24 (give or take a couple) Drafted Chapters – 11 Drafted Scenes – 58 Paperback pages – 215 Excerpt “It sucks feeling small, doesn’t it?” Nat nods. “And doing what we do, it makes us big. Just like you said, […]