Reaper's Creek

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Reaper's Creek is Greg's 3rd novel. It is currently incomplete and its 19 chapters are exclusive to Greg's $2+ monthly supporters on Patreon.

About

On January 28, 2018, Greg announced on twitter he released the first chapter to his new book to Patreon. He said the book will be complete and available for anyone to read in 4 or 5 months, but his Patreons would "get a head start". He thanked his Patreons for funding his dreams. (Source) On Patreon, he said he will write about events from his life, similarly to his previous two books. He said every chapter will have a version of events from his life. (Source)

After the release of the first chapter, Greg periodically released more chapters on Patreon. He also uploaded audio of himself reading some of the chapters.

Currently, the story is still being written with 19 chapters released.

Criticism

The chapters were received with a lot of criticism, particularly in what seemed to be a lack of editing. For example, in the first chapter (as well as others), the main characters' name inexplicably changes from Daniel to Greg. Some of Greg's fans offered to edit his book for free. One comment from his Patreon Beck offering free editing caused a heated discussion in his Patreon comments. (Source, original comment to the right)

On February 12, 2018, Greg responded by rejecting the idea of an editor on twitter, ending the tweet with "I don't play by your rules & if that is a problem: dont fukin reed muh book, thx". He also retweeted a tweet from 2015 saying something similar, originally in response to criticism of his book Stones To Abbigale. (Source) He also retweeted a tweet from 2012 that said "Grammar Nazis should be sent to death camps." (Source)

Later that day, Greg wrote a post to his Patreon that included a video under the title "I Want You To Be Happy". In the post, he explains people are not happy with his book. He wants to make his Patreon supporters happy, but he also wants to continue creating something that represents him and his imperfections. He says if you are concerned with grammar, you can read other books. (Source)

The comment that got to Greg's core
In the video, Greg announces sometimes he is "real" with his Patreons and doesn't hold back even though it comes off as rude. He says he doesn't mean to be rude because he appreciates them, but he read a comment that "got to my core". He says ever since he started writing books people have been going after him about grammar. He says he doesn't write books for it to be bought by the masses, he writes them for the small audience that would appreciate it. He says he writes books how he would write anything else, like an email. He does not worry about grammar because to him writing is an art and we shouldn't be serious about it. He says his books are about the story and not how the story is presented. He said a lot of people said his books are awesome and did not comment on the grammar. He said the person that made the comment he is making the video about said they were trying to be helpful, yet they called his work was "sloppy". (He stops speaking to make a confused face.) He said his tweets were his "restraintful" response to this comment, trying not to offend anybody. He says he does not need people to read his book. He would rather have almost no one read his book than hand it over to an editor to modify his book. He asks his audience not to buy his books if they care about grammar. He says his current book is about his childhood. This video was later uploaded to Youtube under the name "Don't Buy My Books", but has since been re-uploaded to Archive under them name "Don't Read Onision's Books". ($ource)

Beck, the writer of the comment, defended herself in the Youtube comments of Greg's video saying she was not trying to be malicious and only wanted to help with his book. She said she felt like Greg's "grammar Nazis should be sent to death camps" tweet was fucked up because she told Greg she was a grammar Nazi two weeks prior. (Source)

Plot

Daniel (Greg's last name) is an 11 year old boy who is plagued by supernatural occurrences. The book follows Daniel as he discovers why these things are happening and how he could use his powers to change the world.