Writing Samples

Over the years, I've written lots of fiction. Like many authors, I have more unpublished words to my name than I would care to admit to.
However, I did publish a few works that I'm proud of, and would like to present them for your enjoyment.

The Dread Chronicles: Honor or Duty?

My first formally published work of fiction in the fantasy genre, which I specialize in. It was meant to be a part of an ongoing web series, which was canceled. You can purchase it for the Amazon Kindle.


The Magic Mechanic and the Broken Soldier

Sort of a spiritual sequel to The Dread Chronicles, this story was originally slated to be published by an innovative, digital-first publisher. Unfortunately, my publisher closed up shop before my story could be released. I did end up publishing it though, and you can download it for free here.


Wrong Side

My most recently published work, I wrote this during a writing workshop I was attending. Some people used the word "hooked" to describe their experience reading this, and my former publisher noted that my writing had matured since my last story.


How I Can Help You

Imagine a mother who is shopping for her children for Christmas. They want video games, but she's not sure which one to get, and unlike her children, she hasn't kept up with the latest releases. However, when glancing over the options, she notices a game that features a character from one of her favorite books. She looks it over and buys it since she likes the character so much.

That's what I can do for you as a writer. I can write short stories or novels, which can be published in traditional outlets like Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble, which will give you access to a larger audience than you would otherwise have.

And this is just the beginning. I can also help you develop your game's characters and have them tell gripping stories in your game itself, which will give a sastisying emotional experience for your players that crave a good story.

But wait, there's more...

About Me

About Me

I am...

An Artist

I'm fascinated by vector graphics and the possibilities they offer. One thing I noticed was that it was possible for a person to follow a drawing tutorial in a vector graphics program and produce a similar result, even if they couldn't draw. I put this theory to the test and produced some Manga style artwork.

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A Problem Solver

Did you know that giving employees LEGOs encourages creativity and that giving them coloring books can reduce stress? Why do I know this? Because I'm a problem solver by nature. I love helping people figure out solutions to their problems (such as how to make a workplace better for employees), and as a result, love doing research.

I guess that's just one of the advantages of having an Asperger's brain.

An Entrepreneur

When I was in 3rd grade, we had an event where students could run their own store for a day, and I discovered I had a knack for business. In 2008, I discovered Internet marketing and learned everything I could. I shared my knowledge in a newspaper column about online marketing, a short book about boosting blog traffic that was shared in an ezine read by over 9,000 marketers and business owners, and in infographics that were very well received by the online marketing community (seen below).

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Just imagine the possibilities...

Connect With Me

Now, I'm sure you must be thinking, "WOW! This guy is crazy talented, AND ridiculously handsome too! But he can't be perfect..." And you'd be right. Although I have a wide range of talents (and good looks), I do have some drawbacks as a candidate for employment. Specifically, I have very little experience working in the video game industry, and not much formal education beyond high school (e.g. no college degree).

Because of this, I'm looking to connect with people who can help me get my foot in the door, point me in the right direction, or just generally hang out and chat. If this sounds like you, just send me an email at joshuarigley@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading, and talk to you soon!