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  1. got_angst

    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Hi,

    My name is David Pedersen and I've been writing fantasy books for 8 years. (That sounded like I'm at an AA meeting... Hi, I'm addicted to fantasy, let me tell you a story.)

    I'm just about done with my 1st series of fantasy books, and was set on what I'm going to write next... until I found litRPG. I've been playing mmorpgs since Ultima Online, and WoW since vanilla, and I really enjoy writing fantasy - so I'm hoping it's a good fit.

    Right now, I'm scouring web sites, stalking posts here, and reading litRPG books. I loved Ready Player One, and am enjoying Survival Quest: The Way of the Shaman. Awaken Online and Viridian Gate Online are next on my list.

    I'm wide open to advice and suggestions. Otherwise, I'll continue lurking. :)
     
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  2. Simon Fiasco

    Simon Fiasco Bringer of the Avocadopocalypse LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Hello! Welcome to the forum!

    I'm pretty new to LitRPG, myself, but have been devouring books over the course of the last couple months. I'm also a big fan of fantasy, too, so I might have to check yours out.

    I assume this is you?

    EDIT: AH! And it appears you weren't too far from me just a couple days ago. I'm down in Wichita, KS, currently, so a little southwest of where you were in Topeka.
     
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  3. got_angst

    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Thanks for saying hi, and for checking me out. That is me :) I had a booth at Topcon last weekend - I always love a good con.

    Out of curiousity, what are you reading now? I need to add to my list.
     
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  4. R.S.J.Lacey

    R.S.J.Lacey Level 3 (Apprentice) Citizen

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    Welcome Got_Angst,

    I'm new to it all as well. I'm the same. I love fantasy and am writing my own. I found LitRPG, only read a few books and love them, but instead of starting something new I need to go back and rework a story so I'm putting LitRPG on hold until this is done! xD
     
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  5. got_angst

    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Very cool, good luck with your rework!
     
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    Jay Hiatus. LitRPG Author Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Glad t0 have you abroad! Hopefully you have as much fun writing LitRPG as you do fantasy!
     
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  7. got_angst

    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Thanks, Jay! I'm sure I will :)
     
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    Berserk Level 9 (Burgler) Beta Reader Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Welcome to the forum!

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  9. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member Shop Owner LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Welcome aboard. Good to have you here. I added you to the author group, so new forums should open up for ya. Let me know if you have any questions, and enjoy your stay!

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  10. got_angst

    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Thank you!
     
  11. got_angst

    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Thanks, I appreciate it!
     
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    Thomas Davidsmeier Level 8 (Thug) LitRPG Author Citizen

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    Good to have you. I've got a similar story, but only one fantasy book written. I'm real close to getting my first LitRPG out. Just need to find the time to finish the editing and then formatting!
     
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    Nice to meet you! Fellow new-to-LitRPG author here. (Aren’t we all...) I look forward to reading your work!
     
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    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    No better feeling than finishing that book! Best of luck to you!
     
  15. got_angst

    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Thank you. Nice to meet you as well. :)
     
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    RedCulver Level 6 (Footpad) LitRPG Author Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Great cover art on Angst, by the way.
     
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    got_angst Level 3 (Apprentice) Fantasy Author Citizen

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    Thank you! Unfortunately my artist doesn't have a web site, but I'm always happy to brag on him. His name is Alessandro Brunelli. He creates some amazing work based on my drunken stick figure ideas.
     
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    I'm working through the third book in the Ascend Online series. I liked the first one, despite some of its grammatical issues, but skipped the second (because it deals with a different character and a separate story). The jury is still out on the third one.

    Thing is, most LitRPG and GameLit is still in the stage where it's, at best, a medium level of self-publishing. That means there isn't a lot out there that's really polished. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but the stories are, in a lot of cases, raw. Still, there are some gems out there, even ones that don't have the benefit of professional editing.
     
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    That's the feeling I got when I read through Eden's Gate. I liked the story and the world that the author was building, but the it felt very amateurish. I would guess it was the first series the author, don't remember his name, had written. I don't want to harp too hard on that though, God knows my short story will make Eden's Gate look like a masterpiece as I've never written anything outside of university essays.

    At the end of the day Eden's Gate managed to get 4 of my Audible credits so it's doing something right.
     
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