Neil Gaiman interview with Tim Ferris

I don't subscribe to Tim Ferris's show (maybe I should) but I randomly came across this interview with Neil Gaiman where he talks about his process. You can watch the full interview here and below read a few summarised take-aways.

  • Rule for writing: You can either write or do nothing, you can't do anything else.
    • Giving yourself permission to either write or not
    • After a while, writing is more interesting than doing nothing
  • Write the first draft by hand
    • Use two different pen colours, swap each day and you can track how much you're writing each day
  • Anything you write can be fixed. What can't be fixed is the perfection of a blank page, because there's nothing there to fix