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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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.

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New IOD-TV Episode: What is immersion anyway?

A working definition of immersion, and how it can help you write more engaging fiction.

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IOD-TV Episode #4: Echoing Headwords

Echoing headwords: what they are and what can you do about them.