Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The New Trailer

I read American Gods a couple of years ago. Then I read it again. I loved what Neil Gaiman did with our perception of gods and mythology. I loved it because I love mythology and folklore and because so much mystery still exists in this world and because our imaginations love to make sense of … Continue reading Neil Gaiman’s American Gods: The New Trailer

Writers Write No Matter What

I'm in one of those moods today where I want to read about the masters and learn from them and see whether what I'm feeling inside is unique to me or just part of the process of writing fiction. We writers might fantasize about things, but when we write it's to share our fantasies with … Continue reading Writers Write No Matter What

#Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

A little while ago I wrote a post titled, "Stephen King on Writing the First Draft". It was an interesting post to write because it allowed me to compare my own experience with advice from King. Today I have a video from Gaiman where he talks about writing generally, but he also includes a section … Continue reading #Writing Adventures: Neil Gaiman On Writing

This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”

As you know I'm a Neil Gaiman fan. Well, this morning I found an article written by Chris Lough in which Gaiman talks about two of his upcoming new books, Fortunately, the Milk and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Gaiman explains the backstories and motivation for writing these stories and then he shares a little about … Continue reading This Doesn’t Have to Be the World You Live In. Neil Gaiman on “Why Fiction is Dangerous”

Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Here is another piece from Brain Pickings on the difference between good writing and talented writing that I want to discuss. I'm fairly new to having my work read by the public and though I've been writing for many years, I think it would be arrogant of me to start handing out writing advice. There are many … Continue reading Good Writing vs. Talented Writing and Other Demonic Infestations

Book Addict Mumma: AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Woelf Dietrich

I'm featured on Book Addict Mumma's Author Spotlight. The Seals of Abgal received a five-star review from them last month. Shortly after that I received a message from Kristy--the brains behind Book Addict Mumma--wanting to do an interview with me. "Whoa!" I thought, I've never done an interview before. And then I grinned, showing lots of … Continue reading Book Addict Mumma: AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT – Woelf Dietrich

Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach

Those who frequent this blog know how much value I place on writing advice from other authors. To me, writing advice is like road signs on the way to whatever destination lies waiting for me over that shimmering hill in the distance. It shows me what rules to follow, what rules to ignore, and what rules … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and Ernest Hemingway: Two Different Worlds, Same Approach