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51 things that break reader immersion, with examples

The ImmerseOrDie Report began in June of 2014, and since then, I’ve put 204 books to my simple test. Every morning, I get on my treadmill, open a new indie…

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 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.

Titles in Fantasy: Weighing What Works and What Doesn’t

It really is the seed of your entire marketing plan, arguably, even more important than the cover art, but many of the authors I talk to cower in fear before…

It takes a village. Or is that a hamlet?

How far apart should villages be in a quasi-Medieval environment? How many bakers are needed to support a town of 800 people? How many fishmongers? Ropemakers? And what other kinds…

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