The first and most critical step in making your fiction writing original is to find your true voice—a voice that is unique to you. Of course, this is easier said than done. Most writers read a lot, and if you’re not careful, you’ll find yourself inadvertently emulating the style of someone whose writing you admire, or even the style of the book you’re currently reading. Spend the summer reading Hemingway, and your autumn novel might start to sound like Ernest, but not in a good way. See More . . .
Fans stand in line for hours at his book signings, only to faint when they finally meet him (or ask him to sign their body so they can get his signature tattooed).
His beloved novels and comics—Coraline, Stardust, American Gods, Good Omens, and The Sandman (to name a few)—have gained cult followings and been adapted for the big screen and television.
His 2012 “Make Good Art” commencement address inspired all of us to break the rules and make mistakes, making it clear that after decades of aspiring writers asking him for advice, Gaiman has a quite a bit of inspiration and wisdom to share. See More . . .