A truly marvelous post from the divine Charlie Jane at i09, "In Praise of Seat-Of-The-Pants Storytelling." It's full of wonderful smartness like: "I'm a big believer in "narrative energy," or the kind of static-electric crackle you get from a story where the inventiveness is cranked up to maximum." Please to read the whole thing.
Great Slate interview with Ira Glass about storytelling and how much of it springs from wrongness: "One of the reasons I was interested in doing this interview is because I feel like being wrong is really important to doing decent work. To do any kind of creative work well, you have to run at stuff knowing that it's usually going to fail. You have to take that into account and you have to make peace with it."
Nora Jemisin recommends new novels from Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death, and Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire, which I did not know), Feed. She convinced me on both counts, and I've already plucked Feed from the TBR stack. Am really, really loving it–a smart, funny zombie-laden read for after you finish The Passage.