Sometimes the best advice is no advice

信言不美,美言不信。 I get a lot of questions that are so general that there is no useful answer I can give, e.g., "how do I get better at geometry?". What do you want from me? Go do more problems, sheesh. These days, in my instructions for contacting me, I tell people to be as specific as… Continue reading Sometimes the best advice is no advice

Unnecessarily detailed stories of my Mystery Hunt puzzles

As a follow-up to the previous post, I am recording here some details about the (numerous, varied, and deep) revisions that a bunch of my puzzles went through during the production process. These puzzles are in chronological order of when I wrote the puzzle. Spoiler warning: Unlike the last post, these will completely spoil all… Continue reading Unnecessarily detailed stories of my Mystery Hunt puzzles

Some puzzle-writing thoughts from an amateur

The 2021 Mystery Hunt concluded a while ago, and wow, what an experience. I was lucky enough to be on the organizing team, and I am so proud right now to be able to say I am a ✈️✈️✈️ Galactic Trendsetter ✈️✈️✈️. (If you don't know what a puzzle hunt is, betaveros has a great… Continue reading Some puzzle-writing thoughts from an amateur