Category Archives: Novels

First in the Game Release and Interview

Dream State Saga now has a short prequel, FIRST IN THE GAME, foreshadowing the events of book three and detailing the science and technology behind how a dream-based gaming system might work. [Read Here] I was also recently interviewed by … Continue reading

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Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne by Brian Staveley [Trilogy Review]

Also known as The Emperor’s Blade trilogy after the first book in the series, this is another great fantasy epic I plan on adding to my top fantasy list. I read book one back when it was first released in … Continue reading

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Cover Art Reveal [UPDATE]

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New Book Contract

Phew! Just signed a publishing contract with Solstice for my epic fantasy series. 350,000 words, 5 years and a heck of a lot editing signed away in less than a minute. I feel lighter for some reason. The real question is: … Continue reading

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In Defense of LitRPG

After telling a friend about the LitRPG genre, he asked me, “Why would anyone read a book about someone playing a game when they could just play a game themselves?” This friend was a pretty passionate gamer, for a while it … Continue reading

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What’s in a Fantasy First Arc?

TL;DR: The first arc of a fantasy story should create a bridge between the character and the conflict. Whether a bridge between character and conflict happens in the first chapter or the third or the fifth, as soon as the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Fantasy First Chapter?

(House cleaning tip from Adam over at Write Thoughts on the Fantasy Prologue post: Prologues aren’t always necessary for a hero’s tale, but if included, should come out of necessity, less it slows down the story.) TL;DR: The first chapter is generally where … Continue reading

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