One of the wonders of the Internet is that it gives authors and their fans a way to interact directly through social media. In the case of Neil Gaiman, it’s more like an onslaught than an interaction. With 2.1 million followers, an extraordinary amount of questions rolled through the iBooks-sponsored Live Twitter Chat this evening, tagged #AskNeilGaiman.
He started picking out questions to answer around 5pm Central. Wholly entertaining and witty, typically Neil Gaiman, I sat glued to his feed for an hour.
Of all the answers, these were my favorites:
His honesty is really refreshing.
Here’s a note about Edgar Allen Poe.
For a second, it got a little heavy.
A couple other answers writers would be interested in.
That answer was just lovely.
But this type of writing advice is great. Deadpan. No nonsense. Tells it how it is.
Damn right, finish something. A new world of possibilities opens up once you get to the end of a story.
That’s where the real work begins.