Category Archives: For Writers

As both a scientist and a toolmaker for creative media people, I spend a lot of time thinking about how fiction works, how we writers do what we do, and how I might be able to help myself (and others) get better at it. This is the section of my web site where I post articles about the business, craft, and tools of writing. I don’t promise that what I have to say will work for everybody else—or even anybody else—but it should always be interesting.

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Click image to view. An introduction to how PageFight! works and how it can improve your book marketing. Includes some real-world examples.

What to do about pronoun poisoning

Click image to view. When you get sloppy with your pronouns, immersion gets poisoned. Here’s an overview of how to keep your hes and shes from getting tangled. Plus, we…

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An IOD Book Club. Crazy idea?

Click thumbnail to view video. A behind-the-scenes report from Immersion Control. With IOD-TV starting to get some traction, Jefferson proposes a new element to the channel: a sort of online indie…

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New IOD-TV Episode: Temporal Whiplash

No matter how you slice it, sometimes you just have to refer to the past, but it’s surprising how often indie writers create problems for themselves when they do.

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IOD-TV Episode #5: Squeaky Wheel Syndrome

Not all immersion busters are actually errors. Sometimes, perfectly sensible prose can backfire.