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  • One well-chosen noun can be more evocative than an entire page of exposition.

    Immersive Writing: The Power of Names - Duration: 6 minutes, 21 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 75 views
    In the fight to cure exposition dumps, the power of names cannot be overstated. When trying to convey the world of your story, the names you give things, the nouns you use, are the most powerful se...
  • More engaging marketing, less sleazy aftertaste.

    Immersive Marketing: Selling Stories By Telling Stories - Duration: 6 minutes, 24 seconds.

    • 4 months ago
    • 124 views
    Immersive marketing. Get the most out of selling stories by telling stories. Let your skills at narrative be your marketing super power. An approach to book marketing that doesn't feel sleazy. Don'...
  • 30-sec trick for writing more original plots. #writing #writingtips

    Immersive Writing: Plotting Practice - 30 Seconds to More Creative Plots - Duration: 6 minutes, 1 second.

    • 4 months ago
    • 190 views
    Better plots. Less predictable plots. More creative plot twists. More engaging stories. Every writer wants their reader to be mesmerized by their story, but how can you practice plotting more effic...
  • Immersive Writing: Solving Writer's Block With Play - Duration: 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

    • 5 months ago
    • 68 views
    Want to know how to solve writer's block and have fun while you're doing it?

    Every author writes themselves into a corner from time to time, but getting out again can feel like work. But solving ...
  • A fun way to improve your book's shelf appeal. And it's free.

    Indie Book Marketing: Better titles, covers, taglines, and blurbs - Duration: 6 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 77 views
    Better titles. Better taglines. Better covers. Better blurbs. These elements are the workhorses of a book marketing campaign, so if you can improve those, you will improve your shelf-appeal. The se...
  • Pronoun poisoning: When "he," "him," and "his" hook up with different people in the same sentence.

    Immersive Writing: Pronoun Confusion - Duration: 7 minutes, 42 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 91 views
    A moment's inattention can lead to pronoun confusion and disrupt immersion. Unanchored pronouns leave readers confused about who is doing what because the nouns the pronouns refer to are tangled. A...
  • Proposal: let's make ImmerseOrDie an awesome indie bookclub

    ImmerseOrDie: An Immersion Book Club - Duration: 4 minutes, 41 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 57 views
    Indie publishing has a bed rep because a lot of indie books are poorly produced. But a few are great. The authors who write strong, immersive indie books, with solid production values and professio...
  • The #1 grammar problem with indie fiction: temporal whiplash. What it is and how to avoid it. #writing

    Immersive Writing: Temporal Whiplash - Duration: 5 minutes, 32 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 90 views
    Want to write more immersive fiction? Don't give readers temporal whiplash. Writing flashbacks can be hard. If readers don't realize you're referring to the deeper past in your writing, then you ha...
  • Not all immersion busters are actually errors. Sometimes, perfectly sensible prose can backfire.

    Immersive Writing: Squeaky Wheel Syndrome - Duration: 5 minutes, 28 seconds.

    • 6 months ago
    • 104 views
    Want to write more immersive fiction? Keep readers immersed in the story and avoid immersion busters? It isn't just typos and spelling errors that convince readers to close your book. If it happens...
  • Immersive Writing: What is Immersion, anyway? - Duration: 5 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 7 months ago
    • 157 views
    Want to write more immersive fiction? Keep readers immersed in the story? Then let's first answer a simple question: What is immersion, anyway?

    In this video, Jefferson discusses what reader immer...
  • A new IOD Immersion Lab video just went up. Today's topic: Echoing Headwords.

    Immersive Writing: Echoing Headwords - Duration: 5 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 8 months ago
    • 151 views
    Want to write more immersive fiction? Keep readers immersed in the story and avoid immersion busters? Here's a mistake you might be making when writing immersively.

    Echoing headwords.

    Rhetorical ...
  • Why stories that start with action might be killing immersion.

    Immersive Writing: Suffocated Empathy - Duration: 6 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 223 views
    Want to write more immersive fiction? Keep readers immersed in the story and avoid immersion busters? Here's a mistake you might be making when writing immersively.

    Hooking readers with action is...
  • Immersive Writing: Show vs Tell Mismatch - Duration: 5 minutes, 8 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 172 views
    Want to write more immersive fiction? Keep readers immersed in the story and avoid immersion busters? Here's a mistake you might be making when writing immersively.

    The show vs tell mismatch. It's...
  • Immersive Writing: Galloping "I" Disease - Duration: 5 minutes, 16 seconds.

    • 10 months ago
    • 368 views
    Want to write more immersive fiction? Keep readers immersed in the story and avoid immersion busters? Here's a mistake you might be making when writing immersively.

    Galloping "I" disease is simila...
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