At school and library visits, I almost always get questions about how to be a better writer. I don't consider myself an expert, but I do love talking about this sort of thing.
Needless to say, I got pretty excited when I saw this video in which excerpts from a Neil Gaiman podcast are paired with clips from films about writers. He says ALL THE THINGS that I've said or wished I'd remembered to say to would-be writers, and he expresses it all so much more eloquently than I ever could.
I found the video here -- Neil Gaiman's advice to aspiring writers -- and I really just wanted to put it in a handy place on my blog so I can direct new writers to it. It's really quite wonderful.
[Cross-posted at Livejournal]
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