Thursday, June 20, 2013

Questions for Neil Gaiman at Saratoga Springs

From Alyssa:

  1. What would be your advice for a young aspiring writer today?
  2. Where do you get your ideas for your stories? Like The Ocean at the End of the Lane for example? What inspired this novel?
  3. Your Sandman series is one of my favorites and what actually got me interested in graphic novels, how was it different to write a story that would later have images created to go along with your words as opposed to just writing a standard story in a novel?
  4. How is it collaborating with other authors? I just read Good Omens and was thoroughly amused reading the excerpts in the back that say how you and Terry Pratchett would call each other and just yell a lot at the excitement of your collaborative work.  Have you ever had any negative experiences with collaborative writing?

From Elizabeth:

  1. What is your favorite part about writing?
  2. Who are some authors that inspire you?
  3. Readers/critics tend to dump you in the fantasy genre.  What "genre(s)" do you consider your writing to fall into?
  4. What is your favorite piece that you have written throughout your career?
  5. Do you prefer collaborating on works or do you like flying solo?

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