This are still very busy at the day thing.
If you're wondering just what the phrase, "the first draft is allowed to suck" means, Mer Haskell is showing some early drafts of her novel, The Princess Curse. Not that they're full of suck, but you can see how a novel changes as you draft.
Neil Stephenson on the pessimism in near and far future SF. A mix of mundanes, loss of sensawonder, and some navel gazing going on there. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
"That’s why this list exists — to gather up the foamy bubbles of nuance and slurp them into our greedy info-hungry mouths." Chuck Wendig with 25 things you should know about transmedia storytelling.
The difference between being an agent and a writer. As told by an agent who became a writer.
Just what good is Twitter. (Grokked from Victoria Strauss)
Breathing batteries, what'll they think of next. Please note last line, "the max energy density of lithium-air batteries is theorized to be around 12 kWh/kg, some 15 times greater than li-ion — and more importantly, comparable to gasoline." I still want my jet pack. (Pointed to by Dan)
Shoes are dropping in the "often thought dead" story about G. W. Bush's stint on the Texas Air National Guard. So much for that liberal bias of media. (Grokked from Jay Lake)
Alligator Quotient: I need a titanoboa of my very own.