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Amber Fang, Book 2: Betrayal, by Arthur Slade (40:00)

Today we see that playing to your protagonist’s strengths can inspire an engaging start. What I gleaned about the story: Vampires are awesome in the cold. And a smart-assed AI…

Kicking Immersion Up To Eleven

You’ve provably heard me say that immersion happens naturally, all you have to do is get out of the way. And sure, immersion can only survive for as long as…

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The Sacred Realm of Sandtree

The kingdom being protected by Deneigh and its sister fortresses. Merrik, Tam and Kern do not live in an isolated bubble. The boys of Brotherhood of Delinquents live in a run-down…

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The Fall, by M.J. McGriff (3:11)

Today we see that if the reader can’t get a stable sense of where they are in the universe, it’s hard for immersion to ever take hold.

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Ghouls in the digital age

Favorite new sentence today: We were digging through the data of the dead; post-modern grave-robbers disturbing the slumber of the people I had loved.