So we've got about a bazillion threads on "scip this" and "scip that", but none on tales. A grievous oversight, I say.
This thread is for talking about tales: your favorite tales, tales you feel need more attention, your writing process for tales, authorial musings and ramblings, all that jazz. If it involves tales, it's got a place here. Let's actually discuss some stuff.
To kick things off, my favorite tales are probably Quiet Days and Of Multiverses and Dandelion Wine. The first because it manages to capture a pretty perfect mood of melancholy, and the second just sticks in my head: very good imagery in it, and I'm a sucker for bizarre multiuniversal stuff.
As far as my own writing goes, I do enjoy writing tales a lot more than normal articles: the ideas come easier for me than articles, and they give me a chance to expand the universe, because let's be honest, I love me some detailed and expanded universes.
I've honestly come to dread the Classical Revival. It's a mess, cobbled together with minimal planning and inconsistent characterization and overall variable quality. Probably have some plot holes in there big enough to fly the Death Star through. (Note: minimal planning and flying by the seat of your pants for a long-running storyline does not work well) Still plan on finishing it, but not any time soon. Stuff like Mary-Ann and Salah has taken its place pretty thoroughly.
e: My writing strategy - I get struck with inspiration, and then I either write it immediately or put it on my to-do list and hope that I don't lose the mojo.
Ah, enough babbling from me. Go forth! Discuss things, my fellow writers and readers.