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Articles, Commentary, and Reflections on the IOD Review Series

  • The Jewels of ImmerseOrDie You asked for it, so now it’s happening. A curated page of the very best indie fiction, as selected by the grueling ImmerseOrDie review process. These books are the best of the best we’ve seen on the treadmill. More than just 40-minute survivors, these titles went on to impress from start to finish. You’ll find a ...
  • Recent IOD slowdown Many of you may have noticed that the stream of IOD reports has fallen to a trickle over the last couple of months, so I thought I should post a quick note to let you know why. There are four interconnected reasons. 1: An offline distraction A change in my offline life has necessitated that I focus ...
  • New fun for readers and writers alike Episode thumbnailI recently launched the pilot episode for a new show over on our YouTube channel that should be a lot of fun. It’s a way to give much-deserved exposure to the best books we find on ImmerseOrDie, which we hope will be of great value to authors. But it’s also an entertaining way to learn ...
  • 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.