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Smoke and Mirrors (Part Two)

Neil Gaiman press conference in Paris (II)

By Azadeh Nafissi

Publishing his stuff:

He pretty much publishes everything except some early stuff that hasn’t been published because they were not good enough. He relies on his editor’s opinion about his stories and believes that they save writers from publishing bad stories, although they can make mistakes sometimes. He recalls how one of his stories was rejected by two editors then some years later the same story won an award.

Small publishing companies vs. big publishing companies:

Smoke and Mirrors (Part Two)

Neil Gaiman press conference in Paris (I)

By Azadeh Nafissi

The press conference was held in English/French and covered various topics. I asked two questions at the end and enjoyed listening to the rest of the session.

His favorite form of writing:

Smoke and Mirrors

On Smoke and Mirrors exhibition (Part One)

By Azadeh Nafissi

“Stories are, in one way or another, mirrors. We use them to explain to ourselves how the world works or how it doesn’t work. Like mirrors, stories prepare us for the day to come. They distract us from the things in the darkness.”  Smoke and Mirrors

On writing skills in 2nd language

“The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe” Gustave Flaubert

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