S.C. Parris

S.C. Parris

Dark Fantasy Author

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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!

Quick Update! Writing Up A Storm And Creating New Content

Quick Update! Writing Up A Storm And Creating New Content!

This will be super short as my lengthier posts are now on my patreon, but I just wanted to say that I am still writing if you’re not keeping up with me on Twitter, and I’m writing quite a bit.

I’m currently working on DRACULA: Book 6 of The Dark World series and as of this writing, I am on Chapter 16.

I’m also working on JUDGMENT, my urban fantasy romance and I’m on Chapter 15 with that (decidedly shorter chapters than on DRACULA, which is an epic fantasy).

And lastly, I’ve resumed working on THE TALES OF SINNER SHARPE: DARK WATERS as of yesterday, and I’ve reached Chapter 2 on that.

I don’t normally have my hands in so many pots when it comes to writing, but I’ve learned to juggle my writing skill between projects (as I had to do with a recent internship and with my Multicultural English Literature academic career). I’m a bonafide writer. All this writing is only making me much more confident in my skills and even with the short story collection I put out in October, my ability to juggle different stories was greatly strengthened by that little self-given project.

I’m never doing something like that again though. At least not for the foreseeable future.

My strength lies in long form prose – namely fantasies of a larger nature.

I like big books, I cannot lie.

I’ve also started a new blog called Monster Thoughts where I write my more focused, horror/fantasy-based articles and analysis down for free (the longer, more extensive stuff is $2/month on my Patreon). I wanted to do something more in line with what I learned in my internship and with my degree, but also have it be something I actually love. (I really love talking about monsters. Watching horror movies, reading horror/fantasy books, and discussing the origins and effects these creations have on us as people, our psyches.) I have a few authors tapped to contribute to the blog and I’m really excited for it to start taking off.

So please check it out if you have the time, and if you want to contribute, you can read the FAQ page before you fill out the form.

With Blood and Love,

S.C. Parris

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What I'm Working On Next:

The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

Title: Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters

Genre: Dark Epic Fantasy

Wordcount: 90k

Planned Deadline: February 2023

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The New Year & A New Focus On My Vampires
I'm choosing, with this round of storytelling, to dive into 'harder topics,' and things I want to write about. I want to give my worlds more nuance, my characters more stakes, and hopefully more heart. I write for everyone but I cannot deny my experiences--Black experiences--are what have shaped me and should shape my writing. I'm adamant about this because of the erasure of my Black characters in THE DARK WORLD series by white readers.
The Tales of Sinner Sharpe: Dark Waters
This helped shape the nature of the story: Sinner is an outcast from this island. He has no magical ability, same as all from Othril, and when on the mainland, this lack of magical ability is apparent—he is ostracized not only because of his physical dark features, but his inability.
Gothic Horror And Inspiration
It was always my intention as of late, with Sinner Sharpe to delve into the horror he's facing--not physical horror--at least not yet, but the mental horror. He's seeing horrific visions, he's losing large gaps of time, he's being attacked on his ship (an already enclosed space) for weeks.
DRACULA is (finally) out in E-Book Format!
If you haven't opened your email by now (and why aren't you subscribed to the newsletter, yet?) then you don't know that DRACULA: Book 6, the final book in The Dark World series has been released!