S.C. Barrus

23 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Grim Curio Writing Goals – A Deep Dive into the Ideas Behind The Process

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 […]