Right now I want to be surprised, no matter what the medium is, TV or books or music. Surprised by language, by voice, by a break in the pattern. But there has an underlying coherence to what at first appears to be a break. If the writer hasn’t properly set up the new pattern, if it falls apart and it’s a mess, then sure, that’s a problem. But at this point, I probably value surprise and risk-taking over competency.
- Kelly Link (interviewed at Gigantic)
Nobody will ever understand how much I wish everyone in the world to read this interview. It is all the things I like: super smart, thoughtful about story, largely on the topic of the Vampire Diaries…