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Neil Gaiman: A Creative Journey

Explore the fascinating journey of Neil Gaiman, from accidental novel writing to childhood inspirations and quirky experiences.

Creative Writing Adventures

⌨️Neil Gaiman finished writing a novella while his partner was in Dallas mixing her album.

πŸ“–He read the novella to his partner every night and typed it out during the day.

πŸ“§Neil Gaiman realized he accidentally wrote a novel and sent a surprised email to his editors.

Inspirations and Influences

🐱The kitten becomes a beloved companion to the child, waiting for them to come home from school.

😒The child discovers the kitten has been run over when they return home one day.

🏠A South African man with a cardboard box is in the kitchen, having had an accident arriving at the house.


What inspired Neil Gaiman's writing style?

Neil Gaiman reads books to his kids that have left a lasting impression on him.

What was the inspiration behind 'Fortunately the Milk'?

He writes for kids by tapping into his own childhood experiences and interests.

What recent adaptations have inspired Neil Gaiman?

Neil Gaiman's book 'Neverwhere' was recently adapted into a radio show by BBC Radio 4, which he enjoyed listening to.

How does Neil Gaiman approach creativity?

Write the next one and assume that you have a million words inside you that are absolute rubbish.

What childhood fascination influenced Neil Gaiman's storytelling?

Neil Gaiman discovered Doctor Who at a young age and became fascinated with the Daleks.

Summary with Timestamps

πŸ“š 9:09Neil Gaiman accidentally wrote a novel while his partner was mixing her album in Dallas.
😒 14:56A young child forms a bond with a kitten, but tragically, the kitten is run over by a taxi.
πŸ“š 19:54The video is about the inspiration and background of the book 'The Ocean at the End of the Lane' by Neil Gaiman.
πŸ“š 25:33Neil Gaiman discusses writing for children and the importance of connecting with his own inner child.
πŸ“š 31:58Neil Gaiman discusses his book 'Neverwhere' and the possibility of revisiting the world of London Below.

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