Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

Ultimate Duty, by Marva Dasef (19:45)

A good example of how “Show don’t tell” doesn’t mean what you think it means, and its implications for achieving immersion.

River of Possibilities, by Marti Lawrence (19:37)

In today’s excursion, we learn that stories that don’t breathe can suffocate a reader.

The Improbable Rise of Singularity Girl, by Bryce Anderson (40:00)

Today marks the first book to go the distance, and at the same time, teaches us that even a forty-minute champ can have a blemish or two.

The Curse of Memories, by V. Griffen (26:26)

As a curious counterpoint to yesterday’s lesson, today we learn that a good story can be damaged by weak editing.

The Secret of Stonehenge, by Yury Nikitin (6:24)

Today’s candidate teaches me that even grammatically correct and properly punctuated books with (presumably) a passable story can fail to engage a reader. Your sentence construction, word choices, and camera work matter.