Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

Cabals of Blood: Tales of Cosmic Horror, by Richard Klu (8:45)

Today we see that a single misplaced comma can be enough of a bump to derail a reader. What I gleaned about the stories: If you really want to be…

Like Life Itself: Ten Short Stories, by BP Broome (4:07)

Today we see that typesetting conventions keep the text out of the reader’s way. What I gleaned about the stories: If it exists, someone will pay for video of it….

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A Goldfish Mastermind Named Benedict Cumberbatch & the League of Domesticated Assassins: And Other Unexpected Tales, by Mark R Morris Jr (1:11)

Today we see that distractions compound exponentially. What I gleaned about the stories: Being on the safe side of a sealed airlock but not being able to stay there can…

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The Final Formula, by Becca Andre (26:19)

Today we see that when new characters are introduced in the middle of a fight scene, the action interferes directly with the reader’s attempts to compartmentalize the new faces.

Scaring the Crows: 21 Tales for Noon or Midnight, by Gregory Miller (10:13)

Today we see that if you tell readers too loudly that your book is great, they’ll assume you don’t trust your stories to stand on their own. What I gleaned…