Notebook
Jan
27

All structured out?

2 min read
Jan
26

Examples of introspection in third-person limited perspective

7 min read
Jan
20

How to more effectively throw rocks at your characters (in prose fiction)

6 min read
Jan
12

Things I've learned about Across the Obelisk at 14 hours

5 min read
Dec
27

Competition in board games vs. video games

3 min read
Dec
26

The intersection problem

2 min read
Dec
23

Softening the ground for fitness

2 min read
Dec
22

Difficulty settings for doing weird things

1 min read
Dec
20

Things I found and loved this year

2 min read
Dec
18

Ingurgitate

1 min read
Dec
17

Quantity matters in a dream list

1 min read
Dec
16

Goal failure modes

5 min read
Dec
15

Long posts

1 min read
Dec
14

Knowledge hoarding: "I might need to know that someday"

1 min read
Dec
13

Challenging vs. threatening?

2 min read
Dec
12

An example of a non-obvious lag measure

2 min read
Dec
10

To solve review avoidance, declare review amnesty?

1 min read
Dec
09

Poorly-written characters are not a problem (in a first draft)

1 min read
Dec
08

Sounds I don't need to know, but want to

1 min read
Dec
07

Eval game rule 10

1 min read
Dec
06

How to read the IPA vowel chart

2 min read
Dec
05

A run of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

1 min read
Dec
04

Separate the story outline from the story ideas, notes?

1 min read
Dec
03

My piece-by-piece scenes rarely work, but that's okay, and planning might help

4 min read
Dec
02

Distinguish conversation between stories about tropes from conversation about ideas

4 min read
Dec
01

Bouncing off books

1 min read
Nov
30

Important names in Too Like the Lightning

6 min read
Nov
29

A pre-reveal

1 min read
Nov
28

Overly detailed summaries are worse than none

1 min read
Nov
27

The hardest part of timeboxing is cutting

1 min read
Nov
26

What do I like about fantasy fiction? Maybe the struggle with received wisdom

2 min read
Nov
25

Disagreements in Too Like the Lightning function as prompts for the reader

4 min read
Nov
24

TTRPG system rulebooks scale poorly for learning

2 min read
Nov
23

"Agile worldbuilding" is great for scoping

1 min read
Nov
22

Scoping worldbuilding

3 min read
Nov
21

Some inconsistencies between the cover of Deserter and the story

1 min read
Nov
20

What's going on with "The Reanimator's Sword"?

2 min read
Nov
19

Counting more extreme orders

3 min read
Nov
19

In a mystery, false leads don't have to be developed or specifically contradicted

1 min read
Nov
18

Other kinds of -anthropy

2 min read
Nov
16

Book Review: Big Magic

2 min read
Nov
14

Deciphering manga panel order via "Where the Sandman Lives"

1 min read
Nov
14

"Where the Sandman Lives"

2 min read
Nov
13

The Amazing Digital Circus's pilot

4 min read
Nov
13

I want to write stories about people I don't understand, and I can't? (without understanding)

1 min read
Nov
12

A bunch of writing dichotomies that bother me

2 min read
Nov
11

How I think about fiction genre

3 min read
Nov
10

Frame text

2 min read
Nov
09

I can't believe it's not normally-colored

1 min read
Nov
09

Making desire paths means finding cheap ways of acting on velleities

3 min read