The Peculiar Case of the Luminous Eye is here! Formerly called A Night in Ruin, this supernatural gaslamp detective thriller is sure to get your spine tingling. Read it for free with Kindle Unlimited. In a city where otherworldly creatures lurk, there are things more unusual that spirits. Willem’s work resides in a hazy area…Continue reading The Peculiar Case of the Luminous Eye is out now!
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
Thanks to the advice of two books, Show Your Work by Austin Kleon (my review here) and Real Artists Don’t Starve by Jeff Goins (still reading but highly recommend), I’ve launched a Patreon page. First, let’s talk about what it is, then why I—or any other creative—might want to try it out. What is Patreon The creators of Patreon describe…Continue reading Why I joined Patreon & why you should too
Think about 20 different ideas Narrow it down to one. Think some more. Outline maybe… Or just start writing. “We’ll, that idea sucks. Time to rewrite.” Expand on everything! Oops. Expanded too much. Cut it down. Write! Write! Write! Almost done, don’t get burned out. The last chapter isn’t working. What did I do wrong?…Continue reading Writers Life
Lots has been happening lately. Between writing, family, and working on the remodel to get it ready for the move, my free time has been eaten up. So I thought, why not add another major time suck? And I did! I’m now playing Dungeons and Dragons for the first time since high school. It’s a…Continue reading Falling down the deep hole that is Dungeons & Dragons
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