Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

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The Final Formula, by Becca Andre (26:19)

Today we see that when new characters are introduced in the middle of a fight scene, the action interferes directly with the reader’s attempts to compartmentalize the new faces.

Scaring the Crows: 21 Tales for Noon or Midnight, by Gregory Miller (10:13)

Today we see that if you tell readers too loudly that your book is great, they’ll assume you don’t trust your stories to stand on their own. What I gleaned…

The Last Outpost, by Hannah Ross (2:04)

Today we see that early warning signs are n often correct.

Just a Little Terrible, by Vincent V. Cava (1:34)

Today we see that distracting formatting can prevent a reader from even remembering your prose. What I gleaned about the stories: True evil is not raised to brush its teeth…

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Power for Two Minutes and Other Unrealities, by Mjke Woods (1:18)

Today we see that if your front matter contradicts your cover and blurb, readers are trained to mistrust you even before they start reading. What I gleaned about the stories:…