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Fantasy, Gorp, Novels

NaNoWriMo 2017 Winner

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

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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Writing Tips

Movies of the Imagination

I’ve heard reading be described as “Theater for the Mind” or “Movies of the Imagination”. As a writer, this is true as well. What I find myself most often doing when writing a story is watching it in my mind and trying my best to document what I see. If you happen to be a writer and are looking to…

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CYOA, Novels, Writing Tips

Constructing a CYOA Book

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

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

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

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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