S.C. Parris

S.C. Parris

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Welcome to my Blog! Here you’ll find posts about my life, inspiration I find on the way, and of course, writing updates, excerpts, and cover reveals! I’ll even be reviewing books I read (if you’re here for movies I’m into, check Monster thoughts). Grab your tea (or coffee) and stay awhile!

Blurb Writing

Quick post before I go cook dinner for myself and the boyfriend.
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So an hour ago or so, I started to write the blurb for The Two Swords, because I grew tired of staring at a mostly blank screen on it’s Goodreads page, and I got something, but it wasn’t…all together there.

So I stared at the screen for a long time, gave up, and went to write the actual book – stumped there. I know how I want to start it but apparently my mind doesn’t want me to start it…at least not now.

So I’m taking a break from the blurb creation and the book creation (can’t write an outline until I have a semi-decent beginning; dunno why that is for me), and I’m going to focus on other things like taking my adorable puppy outside in the snow (again)

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and cooking.

Don’t let your writing bog you down.

And remember:

Keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

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One Reply to “Blurb Writing”

Well, isn’t that an adorable puppy?
Blurbs can be tricky, but for whatever reason I would much rather write one of them than a pitch line or full synopsis. I guess that middle point is just more natural to me!

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Title: Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

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Wordcount: 90k

Planned Deadline: February 2023

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