Category: Neil Gaiman

Let the Chain Be Unbroken: A Tuesday Post of Accountability

Ali: Today’s our first joint accountability post.  I’ve been doing well with my calendar chain strategy.  One week of X after X on my calendar and no gaps.  When I started, I was nervous.  I’ve been on a long slacker stint and I was going… Continue Reading “Let the Chain Be Unbroken: A Tuesday Post of Accountability”

Good Omens/Collaboration

*This week’s Monday post is brought to you early by Really-Busy-Tomorrow Cereal! In a post the other day, Jenny asked me what I thought of our new collaborative adventures. To Jenny, I say, Good Omens. Oh my, how I love when things sync up… Continue Reading “Good Omens/Collaboration”

Taking Leaps

Read a bit of Neil Gaiman and you’ll quickly realize that he has flexible ideas of reality. Yeah, I know his stock in trade is fantasy. I’m not talking about that. No, what I’m talking about is Gaiman’s willingness to take leaps, and his… Continue Reading “Taking Leaps”

Story and Poetry – Why Aren’t They Together?

In Fragile Things, a collection of short stories and poems by Neil Gaiman, there is a wonderful poem called “Instructions.” As Gaiman says in the introduction this poem is “Quite literally, a set of instructions for what to do when you find yourself in… Continue Reading “Story and Poetry – Why Aren’t They Together?”

Saturday Pages

“Somewhere in the night, someone was writing.” ~Neil Gaiman, Forbidden Brides of the Faceless Slaves in the Secret House of the Night of Dread Desire Today I bring you the first of a new feature on the blog. From now on, we’re going to… Continue Reading “Saturday Pages”

Talking to You

Hello there, reader. Here goes my first post on Place for the Stolen, and I’m thrilled to be here. Also, I’m blushing a little from Jenny’s kind introduction. Jenny’s one of those cool people who is wicked smart and clever. Not to mention that… Continue Reading “Talking to You”

Neil Gaiman Selected Shorts Interview

Poking around YouTube, I found this very fascinating interview with Neil Gaiman from Selected Shorts. All the questions came from Selected Shorts viewers/listeners. Gaiman himself just pulls them from a bag and answers – you can’t get any more straightforward. Whenever you have about… Continue Reading “Neil Gaiman Selected Shorts Interview”

Expect the Unexpected: Turning

“…he could see the blackbirds, and small hedge-hopping sparrows, a single spotted-breasted thrush in the boughs of a nearby tree. Fat Charlie though that a world in which birds sang in the morning was a normal world, a sensible world, a world he didn’t… Continue Reading “Expect the Unexpected: Turning”

The Second Reason to Read Widely: It’s Probably Been Done

*The First Reason to Read Widely: because reading is fun.* And now on to the second: because what you’re writing has probably been written already. I give you Exhibit A: “It begins, as most things begin, with a song.” ~opening line of Anansi Boys… Continue Reading “The Second Reason to Read Widely: It’s Probably Been Done”

Chapters in Which Something Happens

My daughter, who is three, is on her way to being the next Neil Gaiman. Bronwen likes to tell stories. The other day we were driving somewhere, the destination is unimportant, and she asked me if I wanted to hear a story. Always open to… Continue Reading “Chapters in Which Something Happens”

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