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Articles, Commentary, and Reflections on the IOD Review Series

  • Kicking Immersion Up To Eleven You’ve provably heard me say that immersion happens naturally, all you have to do is get out of the way. And sure, immersion can only survive for as long as you refrain from interrupting it. But beyond “don’t intrude,” what can an author do to create and then enhance the immersive experience? Well, I explore that ...
  • New IOD-TV Episode: What is immersion anyway? Thumbnail of 5-Minute Immersion Lab videoA working definition of immersion, and how it can help you write more engaging fiction.
  • IOD-TV Episode #4: Echoing Headwords IOD4 thumbnailEchoing headwords: what they are and what can you do about them.
  • IOD-TV Episode #3: Suffocated Empathy Still image from IOD-TV Episode #3In this episode of The 5-Minute Immersion Lab, I’ll walk through the problem I call “suffocated empathy,” explain how it works, and then give an example of how to nip it in the bud.
  • IOD-TV is on the air IOD-TV promo cardAfter several months of planning and preparation, I’m pleased to finally let the lid off the next phase of the great ImmerseOrDie experiment.