Interview: Risingshadow

April 5, 2018

Today, the Sci-Fi/Fantasy website Risingshadow posted an interview they did with me recently. Covered in this interview is some insight into Gorp and future works. The interview can be read here – https://www.risingshadow.net/…/833-an-interview-with-jon-ray

Interview: authorinterviews Blog

March 28, 2018

I was recently interviewed by the authorinterviews Blog and gave a lot of details into my writing, books, some history and things that have inspired me. The interview can be read here – https://wp.me/p3uv2y-7OW

Fantasy, Gorp, Novels

NaNoWriMo 2017 Winner

November 29, 2017

Last night with 50384 words, I crossed the 2017 NaNoWriMo Winners line by going over the 50k word count. However, “Gorp 2: Dungeon Overlord” is proving to be a much longer novel than the first one “Gorp: Goblin Janitor“. In this continuation of the series, we see a lot more of The Kingdom as it is called, from Hallstorm in…

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Fantasy, Gorp, Novels

Gorp 2: Dungeon Overlord

November 7, 2017

So…I’ve decided to use this month’s NaNoWriMo 2017 to write the 2nd book in my Gorp the Goblin series. Originally, I wrote the first Gorp book back in NaNoWriMo 2010 in 30 days. This year I hope to do the same for book 2, but I will not wait 6 years to sit on it and edit the book. I…

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CYOA, Novels, Writing Tips

Constructing a CYOA Book

July 1, 2017

It’s been awhile since my last blog, but I’ve been working on my new fantasy based Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) series. I’ve added more to my over world map and detailed the continent mostly populated by humans as that is where most of my beginning stories will start. As for the book itself, the writing has been very slow,…

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Agrobathe, CYOA, Worldbuilding

World-building and Map-making

June 22, 2017

In continuation of my new Choose Your Own Adventure (CYOA) book series, this week I’ve tackled the job of world-building and map-making. Agrobathe, is a fantasy world I’ve been working on for a few years now. Unfortunately, my database backup was corrupted and I lost all the details of my world, but I still have the images, so that is…

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Fantasy, LitRPG, Novels, Sci-Fi

Discovery and Prep for LitRPG

June 14, 2017

Today, while researching topics on self-publish promoting, I came across a sub-genre I’d not heard of before “LitRPG”, short for Literature Role Playing Game, is a literary genre based on combining all the key components of MMORPGs with science-fiction fantasy novels. Currently, I have a 2nd book in the Gorp series and a new Game Book / Choose Your Own…

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Gorp, Novels

My First Novel

June 7, 2017

Last month I completed and published my first novel. It’s called “Gorp: Goblin Janitor” and is a fun fantasy novel I wrote during the 2010 NaNoWriMo competition. The book was written in 30 days, while I was working a full-time job in Arizona. I finished the 50k word deadline and had my manuscript, where it sat and await a rewrite…

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