What do I like about fantasy fiction? Maybe the struggle with received wisdom
Disagreements in Too Like the Lightning function as prompts for the reader
Some inconsistencies between the cover of Deserter and the story
What's going on with "The Reanimator's Sword"?
In a mystery, false leads don't have to be developed or specifically contradicted
Deciphering manga panel order via "Where the Sandman Lives"
"Where the Sandman Lives"
A bunch of writing dichotomies that bother me
How I think about fiction genre
You can move a (prose) story forward outside of its scenes
No hard feelings
Mr. Calvin Tower
Possible failure modes of Public Universal Friendship
A mystery story is made of a series of smaller mysteries
Buddhism for Space Colonists
Horror and escapist fantasy should go together
Leaves in "Doc's Story"
Drawing of the Three's minor characters
Yuppie Psycho has ~good endings, but no Good Ending
Recurring themes in Yuppie Psycho
What is witch paper?
Ghost stories come with a paranoid aftertaste
Famous authors playing with genre boundaries
The mysterious affair at Styles
Review: "The Elephant Vanishes"
Track your response to elements of craft
Mystery in the dungeon
It's nearly fresh
Analyzing short stories
Review: "A Family Supper"
An abstract paragraph
Someone ought to do something
But they're all dead now
The Great God Om
Did you give the spoon back?
Deflated Rastafarian hedgehog