Category Archives: Novels

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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What’s in a Fantasy Prologue?

TL;DR: A prologue isn’t always necessary for a hero’s tale, but if included, should come out of necessity, less it slows down the narration. It should also attempt to encapsulate the essence of the story. The story of a new hero should … Continue reading

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Ready… Steady… Sequel Launch! (Dream State Saga Book 2)

Back in the Game is now available on Kindle Unlimited over on Amazon!

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Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan [Book Review]

The best book I read in 2016, which is about to be adapted into a Netflix series, Altered Carbon is for any fan of sci-fi like Ghost in the Shell or hard-boiled 1st-person narratives like the Dresden Files. Being a week away … Continue reading

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[Announcement] Cover Art for Back in the Game!!

Finally I can reveal to everyone what I’ve been holding back for a while now. And I know what you’re thinking: “The hooded guy looks exactly the same as in the last one!” NOT TRUE! Take a closer look and … Continue reading

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