Real life: most common eye color is brown
Literature: eye color is anything but brown
"I’m not a fan of ‘write what you know.’ If you don’t know, find out. I knew nothing about the Bible before I started writing ‘The Year of Living Biblically.’ That was kind of the point – to learn."
Literally all of these are accurate for my life
Neil Gaiman’s 8 Rules of Writing, a remake of this post. Source.
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"Artists are people driven by the tension between the desire to communicate and the desire to hide."
"I just write about what I feel I want to write about. I’m like a kid. I get an idea, and it’s like a kid’s toy that you push and tug around the room. It’s fun, it’s bright, it’s pretty and maybe it’ll go clack-clack or whiz-whiz, whatever it happens to do. I like to make believe."
"Writing is really just a matter of writing a lot, writing consistently and having faith that you’ll continue to get better and better. Sometimes, people think that if they don’t display great talent and have some success right away, they won’t succeed. But writing is about struggling through and learning and finding out what it is about writing itself that you really love."