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Neil Gaiman on the Writers Who Influenced and Inspired Him

Neil Gaiman is a hugely important figure for comic-book fans in their 20s and 30s. For many of us, he represented a shift from the traditional superheroes we had been raised on -- the caped crusade...
  • La Nefelibata.

    “May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” ― Neil Gaiman.

  • Nina Carbonell

    Put One Word After Another: Neil Gaiman’s Eight Rules of Writing « Aerogramme Writers' Studio

  • My Pop Culture Diva

    Just had the pleasure of listening to and meeting the legendary Neil Gaiman on his book tour. Brilliant - smart - funny... truly lived up to the legend!

  • Tess

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The best thing about writing fiction is that moment where the story catches fire and comes to life on the page, and suddenly it all makes sense and you know what it’s about and why you’re doing it and what these people are saying and doing, and you get to feel like both the creator and the audience. Mostly it’s a long hard walk. But sometimes you fly, and that pays for everything." Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s eight rules of writing are right on target. There might be other rules such as, Let your writing bleed on the page, but these 8 rules of writing are worth reading more than once.

Neil Gaiman Writing Rules Blog includes ideas for incorporating: crying characters, body language cues, word histories, etc. Check this one out. You will be glad you did.

"May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself." — Neil Gaiman

I worship him. Period. Met him once at Anansi Boys book-signing in London. He's as nice in person as did in interviews.

Neil Gaiman’s Eight Rules for Writing - Writers Write

How to write by @neilhimself via JVNLA! <<< Or, you grab a pencil/pen and put it to paper, again and again and again - until the words begin to write themselves.

"We owe it to each other to tell stories." -- Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman's Eight Rules of Writing. I love him!