On Finishing my First LitRPG Novel

Wow. It’s been a strange, crazy trip so far. Most people have been helpful as I switch to the LitRPG genre. Others are protective of the money they’re making in the genre and haven’t been as welcoming, but I understand their position.

As I finish my first LitRPG book, it’s a bittersweet moment. I’m anxious to get the book out to more readers, but I’m also sad that the first one is ending. This isn’t something that’s happened with a lot of the novels I’ve written in other genres.

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Let’s Talk About Maps in LitRPG Books

On to other, more important matters! Small smile. In all seriousness, I wanted to get some feedback from LitRPG readers and authors about maps for books in the genre. Are they necessary? Helpful? I’m going to share some of my thoughts, but I’d love to get some feedback.

Here’s a map I’m designing for Goblin: Tower of Gates Book One. It’s still in the initial stages, but what I’ve discovered is that building it helped me build a more realistic world for my novel. Perhaps that sounds like common sense, but it pleasantly surprised me. 

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