Neil Gaiman

Novels, Histories, Biographies, and Science: What You’re Missing By Reading Only Business and Self-Help Books

02.19.2013 Books and Literature

As a professional writer every day I deal with people in business. For fun, I used to like to ask them what they were reading. It’s turned out not to be that much fun. Business people can be a boring lot. What do they read? Business books. Books about how to be successful in business. […]

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Writing Assignments: Write In The Dark

11.16.2012 writing

At the end of our family adventure in Scotland this summer I took my wife and two girls to see one of my favorite authors, Neil Gaiman, and his wife, Amanda Palmer. Together they performed an evening of music and stories. It was a wonderful way to cap off our Edinburgh Fringe Festival experience. We […]

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Beach Reading 2012

07.23.2012 Books and Literature

I’m off to the beach and it’s time for my stack of books. This year I’m taking Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolfe (Recently recommended as a “next read” to Game of Thrones fans). The Pacific and Other Stories by Mark Helprin - strongly recommended and lent by my friend and editor, Penny. American Gods by Neil […]

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Make Good Art

06.14.2012 Art

Yesterday’s Required Reading featured author Neil Gaiman. Gaiman is a remarkable author, someone who really has a voice. It’s clear, articulate, and has a pacing and rhythm that captivates me. It’s clearly his voice. I was reminded of this recently when I watched the video of Gaiman delivering the commencement speech for the 2012 graduating […]

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Required Reading: American Gods

06.13.2012 Books and Literature

Here’s another Required Reading post from Penny Mattern. This is one of my favorite books from one of my favorite authors and I strongly recommend it. _____________ I recently re-read  American Gods by Neil Gaiman. When I did, I rediscovered just how terrific it was, and decided I wanted to write it up for the Required Reading series. This […]

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