Neil Gaiman on writing

January 27, 2012 at 7:24 am (Articles / Interviews) (, , , )

Originally published in the Philippine Online Chronicles (April 2010). Neil Gaiman talks about being a journalist, speculative fiction, and which of his characters he’d rather be stuck with on a deserted island.

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Aspiring writers in the Philippines always face an uphill climb. There are entire worlds to be written out – stories, comics, or maybe poetry or opinions, but writing (as with most other art forms) is notoriously impractical to pursue, given that it is not very lucrative as a profession.

So when British fantasy, horror, and science-fiction writer Neil Gaiman visited the Philippines to announce the winners of the 3rd Graphic/Fiction Awards he co-sponsors with Fully Booked, the Philippine Online Chronicles (POC) took the chance to ask him what he had to say to those who have always wanted to get into writing.

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