Incantations that don't sound silly or seem random can be difficult to create.
Despite a novel and diverse setting, Earthsea suffers from sexism and a lack of planning.
If your magic system is confusing, other aspects of the story might not even matter.
With a snap of our fingers and an abracadabra, we summon this podcast to appear, as if by a system of magic.
Cool space worms can't save Dune from sexism, racism, and absurdity.
Where does animal end and monster begin?
The Expanse demonstrates the importance of consistency and novelty.
Don't hang your plot on a broken setting.
Does the worldbuilding pass muster, or will it go down like a sinking French frigate?
When heroes can easily solve every problem with magic, your story is boring.
What can we learn from how the world of Lord of the Rings is set up?
Behold, it is time to discuss the taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems!
If someone records a podcast about trees, and no one listens to it, does it make a sound?