Tony Peak
5 min readFeb 13, 2023

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The LitRPG Writer’s Toolkit

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So you want to write a LitRPG novel? This genre is growing in popularity, which is no surprise, given how ubiquitous gaming (video and table top) has become. Books utilizing LitRPG aspects play to a very specific demographic: gamers who like to read. It’s best if the author also fits into that demographic.

LitRPGs present their narratives in a game-like format, where the characters progress in skills, levels, etc. (like in a…

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Tony Peak

Science Fiction & Fantasy author, member of SFWA, HWA, & Planetary Society; represented by Ethan Ellenberg