Blood Talk: Creating New Worlds

We needn't paint obtuse colors of expression on our character's faces all the time (I was a fan of this when I first started writing), their dialogue and small mannerisms can help paint a picture that can, with every little nuance, create a greater, more believable world.

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Updates & Fuck Ups (Writing Them That Is)

As you can see, if you kindly click here, I've updated my Home Page. Added more information on my latest (and only) book out for consumption, and detailed that its to be a full-length novel. Long time readers will know that The Rather Depressing Tales of Patricia Lauren Bordeaux is a love work of mine, and although I've been on Chapter 1 for a very long time (how many years has it been?), I know once my contractual obligations are up to Permuted, I'm going to jump all over it like a Vampire jumping at a-

No, I lost the plot.

Anywho, I'm busy sitting here, staring at my screen, wondering what else I can do, that, for some reason, isn't writing. When that's the one thing I know I should be doing. Funny how that works at times, hm?

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Happy Halloween from The Dark World Characters!

xavierHappy Halloween from Xavier Delacroix! (Shh, don't tell him it's definitely November now.) I woke up in a huff like an hour ago after plans being avoided for my Halloween, so here I am writing a blog post because I figure, 'why not, it's been far too long anywho.'

And I figure, what better way to get future readers interested in my forthcoming novels then a belated Happy Halloween from its resident Vampires!

eleanor1Happy Halloween from Eleanor Black!

lillith2Happy Halloween from Lillith Crane!

Happy Halloween from Christian Delacroix and Alexandria Stone!

darienHappy Halloween from Darien Nicodemeus!

And last but not least:

the dark worldHappy Halloween from the entire Dark World and xaviermy little Xavier!

Hope you had a good one!

Keep your bite!

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Character Clip: Darien Nicodemeus

Hello to all my followers! I’d like you to meet Darien Nicodemeus, a Vampireas charming as his looks. Although not featured as much in The Dark World: Book 1 as he is in the rest of the series, he is an integral character (and one of my favorites).

Yes, he (like his twin brother) is African American. The above photo is a damn good depiction of how I see him in my head, if only darker.

Kicked out of the illustrious Vampire Order by Dracula shortly before The Dark World takes place, he lives quite the double life and is just as eager to claim the mysterious human woman, Alexandria Stone, as is anyone else in the series.

Cursed with a strange air ever since he learned of Dracula’s dark secrets, he is the outcast, finding himself at odds with the (main) cast of Vampires, although they don’t know that their goals are essentially the same.

He is a character you will want to keep your eyes on as the series progresses.

Keep your bite,

-S.C. Parris

(photo source: pinterest)

Killing Off Characters

So while in the locker room at college today with my dear friend who has read both The Dark World and The Immortal's Guide, said that she wants a lot of characters to die, upon my asking who she thought should. I was shocked at one of her suggestions, as the character she mentioned was (not only one of my favorites), but was, in fact, quite integral to showing the state of the soul once one ventured through The Immortal's Guide, and did something else that I won't mention here for lack of spoiling things.

It just shocked me. Even more so when my boyfriend chimed in, with interest on which characters should live or die. All in all another fun day.

What do you think about killing off characters that hold an important part of the story together? Would the story be strengthened or weakened by their death? Would the fans appreciate it? Would you kill someone off just because a fan said the story would be 'so muuuuchhh bettterrrrrr!!!!1111' without him or her or it or them?

Let me know in the comments below!

Writing on The Two Swords commences, naturally, and at the very beginning, all I can say is we see trouble starting right off the bat. As it should be in a S.C. Parris story, no?

I'm off to go write some more and scroll through Tumblr, (follow me, kids),

and

Keep your bite.

-S.C. Parris

Goodreads Giveaway Completed!

The Immortal's Guide Goodreads Giveaway has been completed and the winner, Cathrine Ninteman has been sent her copy. Here's to hoping she enjoys it. Now, The Immortal's Guide is out on Amazon.com, and Kindle so take your pick!

Will update this post with a quick excerpt if you haven't read one already later on (I'm in my college library right now), and there's that!

Will be working on Judgment as soon as my brain calms down from writing-overload!

Keep your bite!

-S.C. Parris