Neil Gaiman on writing (again!)

Here’s a little gem of a YouTube video in which Neil Gaiman talks about writing. He sounds great and the music and footage accompany his words well (I think). He doesn’t mention a couple of his established nuggets of good advice: Firstly that if you want to write, find a room where you can either write or stare out the window. When staring out of the window is your only alternative, writing suddenly becomes much easier. Secondly, write something and finish it, as that makes you more of a professional writer than anything else. It’ll mean that when someone asks you to give them something to read, you’ll have something, rather than excuses. As Woody Allen once said, ‘ninety percent of success is showing up’.