Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

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Short Stories of the Twenty-first Century, by Prescott Fry (1:14)

Today we see that if readers have been primed to expect exuberant and flowery prose, then they are less likely to automatically discard humorous misinterpretations without even realising. What I…

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Three Short Fairytales, by G. Wulfing (1:03)

Today we see that sometimes, it isn’t the narrator who seems unreliable; it’s the author. What I gleaned about the stories: People who spend a lot of time standing around…

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Forge of the Jadugar, by Russ Linton (38:56)

Today we see that when a reader picks up a series in the middle, it can be maddeningly difficult to keep them on board. And when Bryce blows off his…

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The Plan and other short stories, by Stephen Brandon (1:32)

Today we see that if something in your fiction causes a reader to recheck the copyright page, your hook isn’t even in the water. What I gleaned about the stories:…

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A Light Rises in a Dark World, by M. D. Boncher (4:20)

Today we see that attempting to pre-empt criticism can sometimes just put readers on guard. What I gleaned about the story: Life is idyllic in the land of Akiniwazi. A…