Kult’s a freelancer living on the surface, a harsh world where the very air you breath kills you by degrees.
How much insight do readers have into the authors mind when it comes to editing a book? Not much I imagine. I wonder what readers picture when they consider what editing a novel feels like. From what I hear, it goes a little something like so: A common conception of editing The writer drafts in…Continue reading How does it feel to edit a book
It’s been a while since I stepped away from all things blog and social media related. December 2018 came around and I felt like I needed to avert my gaze from the internet for a time. But I’ve remained busy, so today I’ll take a moment to share with you what’s been going on. Grim…Continue reading The current state of Grim Curio & Peculiar Case of the Luminous Eye
You’ve come up with the perfect idea for a novel. Now it’s time to sit down and write. You open your word processor, type in your working title and name (can’t start without that), go to page one and…. freeze. What now? Do I just write? Where do I start? How do I know where…Continue reading My novel writing process: EXPOSED!
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, which is by no means…Continue reading The Three Greatest Influences on Grim Curio
This week got away from me fast. Recently I bought a house from the sixties, a ‘real fixer upper’ my four-year-old son calls it. It’s a great little house with a room for my office and a library. For real, I’m going to be able to tell people, “I’ll meet you in the library”, and…Continue reading A week in the life of S.C. Barrus – Construction, Construction, Construction
Photo by Clark Young on Unsplash You can’t get far in life without a plan. Well, maybe you can, but I’ve never had much luck without it. When I try to pants my life, things tend to get missed along the way. Over the past five years, I’ve become more of a planner, plotting out points I want…Continue reading Eyes on the Future – Two Years of Writing & Publishing Goals
It’s been radio silence on my end for the past few weeks, which isn’t cool at all. So today I’m jumping back into the game, filling you in on what’s been going on in my world, and update you the production of Grim Curio. Mo’ House, Mo’ Problems Last month I bought my first house. Woohoo!…Continue reading Building the Plot & Structure of Grim Curio
Themes are the underlying identity of a piece of fiction. In fairy tales, the prevailing theme is usually summed up in the final paragraph of the story. But in most fiction the theme is more of an underlying current, directing the reader to focus their attention of certain details. Ambitious works may use their themes…Continue reading Themes of Grim Curio – Nihilism, The Absurd, and The Sacred is Dead
When writing any work, it’s a good idea to establish goals. Some authors may focus their efforts on exploring the entire life of a character in a compelling way (Patrick Rothfuss and Name of the Wind). Another may focus on terse, expressive sentences and a relationship between father and son (Cormac McCarthy and The Road). Another…Continue reading Grim Curio Writing Goals – A Deep Dive into the Ideas Behind The Process