Category Archives: Immerse Or Die

City Under Ice, by Te Olivant (12:50)

Today we see that if you’re going hype an upcoming event, you had better deliver.

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Eight Unreal Stories, by John Carter (1:42)

Today we see that an error can hit harder if readers think you aren’t the sort of author who’d make it. What I gleaned about the stories: The protagonists of…

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Disturbed: A collection of five disturbing tales, by Michael Riddell and JJ Riddell (0:38)

Today we see that if the copyright declaration (where every word matters) contains multiple basic issues, readers will assume the rest of the book is even less polished. What I…

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Fur Boys, by C.A. Newsome (10:10)

Today we see that the opening of a story is a three-way balancing act between providing enough detail, providing too much, and providing distracting details.

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Crime, Conflict & Consequences: Short Stories 1, by Heather Burnside (1:35)

Today we learn that your typography should be invisible. When it becomes noticeable, it has stopped doing its job. What I gleaned about the stories: Sometimes someone somewhere knows to…

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