October 28, 2015

Wednesday Writing Wisdom (31) Neil Gaiman

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”

Neil Gaiman
10 November 1960 
Curious facts about:

 When he was a kid, he alphabetized all the books on his bookshelf.

When he was 16, he started a magazine called Metro with three friends.

He began The Ocean at the End of the Lane as a short story, to explain himself to his new wife, musician Amanda Palmer, who was away recording an album. But as he wrote, the story took on a life of its own.

As a journalist, Neil interviewed the likes of Divine from Pink Flamingos, British comedian Rik Mayall, Monty Python star Terry Jones, and Richard O'Brien from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. And he wasn't just a faceless journalist for hire: Neil even turned up in the pictures.


  1. I especially love the Graveyard Book. Thanks for showcasing him.

  2. I need to read more of his novels.The Ocean at the End of the Lane has been on my radar for some time. I think he's am amazing and highly unique writer. Great choice for your Wednesday Writering Wisdom, Carmen!

    1. He also has several screenplays for movies.
      Thank you for commenting, Mae!

  3. I love the quotation. How very true it is.


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