I turned in my book manuscript a few weeks ago. It took 18 months to complete, if I start counting from the moment when the idea first wormed into my brain. It's by far the biggest writing project I've ever tackled. Afterwards, I expected to feel a satisfying sense of completion…
You might've seen a bunch of these fun social graphs circulating around Twitter a few weeks ago. For example: There was something surreal to me about s…
If my Amazon order history is to be believed, I've decided to go on a little Japanese fiction kick lately. One of the books I picked up was Kokoro, by …
I left my job at the end of October. With a few weeks free before starting a new gig (more on that in a sec) — enough time to relax, but not quite enou…
Game designer Warren Spector once described his dream project: a roleplaying game that takes place within a single city block, packed with all the apar…
Hello! I'm just getting back from Indonesia, where I spent part of my childhood. It was my first trip back in twenty years, so I was curious (and a bit…
Hello! I recently spent a relaxing week in Utah climbing rocks, splashing around lakes, and exploring canyons. Breaking out of my daily routines remind…
Hi! I’ve been thinking about a certain interpersonal dynamic between friends, the one where someone wants to talk at length about whatever’s happened t…
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