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20 Neil Gaiman Facts

  1. Neil Gaiman once wrote a Nebula-winning story using only the middle row of his keyboard.
  2. Harper Collins has taken out a 2.5 million dollar insurance policy on Neil Gaiman’s accent.
  3. If you write 1000 words and Neil Gaiman writes 1000 words, Neil Gaiman has written more than you.
  4. Neil Gaiman does not use Microsoft’s grammar-check.  Microsoft uses a Gaiman-check.
  5. Neil Gaiman once did the New York Times crossword puzzle in pen.  In fifteen minutes.  He won two Hugo awards for it.
  6. Neil Gaiman is who the Ghostbusters call.
  7. Most agents charge a 15% commission.  Neil Gaiman’s agent pays him an extra 15% for the privilege of saying “I’m Neil Gaiman’s agent.”
  8. William Shakespeare once came back from the dead to ask for Neil Gaiman’s autograph.
  9. Neil Gaiman is the reason nobody teaches “I before E except after C” anymore.
  10. Some writers take inspiration from the muse.  The muse takes inspiration from Neil Gaiman.
  11. Neil Gaiman once groped Harlan Ellison.
  12. The pen is mightier than the sword; Neil Gaiman has mastered fourteen different styles of penmanship.
  13. Rumor has it that a NY editor rejected Neil Gaiman’s first book.  This can not be confirmed, as the editor in question was never heard from again.
  14. Neil Gaiman can tweet 175 characters.
  15. Neil Gaiman’s personal library includes an autographed copy of the Necronomicon.
  16. Hitler actually won World War II.  Then Neil Gaiman wrote an alternate-history story in which the allies won, and reality was too intimidated to argue the point.
  17. Some authors write in omniscient point of view.  Neil Gaiman lives it.
  18. Neil Gaiman’s next novel is expected to win the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Heisman Trophy.
  19. In any given week, 7 of the top 10 books on the NYT Bestseller List are by pseudonyms of Neil Gaiman.
  20. Neil Gaiman has never written a deus ex machina ending.  However, God once wrote a Gaiman ex machina ending.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

Comments

filamena
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
I laughed so hard and for so long at #3 that I scared my daughter.

This is fantastic. I will be reposting and crediting you all over the intertubes.
jimhines
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you! #3 was the only one that was based on one of the Chuck Norris facts:

If you have $5 and Chuck Norris has $5, Chuck Norris has more money than you.

I like the writing version better :-)
filamena
Sep. 7th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Yours is funnier, but maybe just writers. What's particularly funny is I have a writing peer of mine is just like that. I know when we both write the same count, brother has still blown me away. I actually dig the challenge of that.
snapes_angel
Sep. 8th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Ha! I thought that's what you paraphrased there! ^_^
(Anonymous)
Feb. 2nd, 2010 09:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, but Chuck Norris would probably want your $5 and you'd better give it to him.

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