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Articles, Commentary, and Reflections on the IOD Review Series

  • Are women writers more open to criticism than men? This is the second in a series of posts exploring statistics from ImmerseOrDie, my ongoing series of indie book reviews. I like to think that these ruminations cast some kind of reflected light on the broader field of speculative indie fiction, but you’ll have to decide that for yourself. For those who don’t know what ImmerseOrDie is all about, every morning ...
  • Why Present Tense Bugs Me In Fiction A couple of days ago, I released this report summarizing the WTFs that have tripped me up during the first 50 ImmerseOrDie Reports, discussing some insights and statistics I’ve pulled together about them. Included in that report is a list of the 28 different different issues that have tripped me up while reading, and at the bottom of ...
  • The 5 Most Common Writing Mistakes That Break Reader Immersion Today marks the publication of the 50th review in my ImmerseOrDie indie book review series. This article today is a reflection on the first 50 such reviews, and a synthesis of A) whether or not I’ve been consistent in my evaluations, and B) trends I’m seeing in the causes of those immersion breaks.