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Neil Gaiman - The Interview I've Waited 20 Years To Do | The Tim Ferriss Show


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  • Trent Kinsey
    Trent Kinsey 2 жыл бұрын +404

    Great writers make you want to read their books, but the best writers make you want to write your own. Neil is one of the best.

    • LizzieB Kennedy
      LizzieB Kennedy 20 күн бұрын


    • Marsha Gupton King
      Marsha Gupton King Ай бұрын +1

      I am in the middle of writing my third book. Tim Ferriss is one of my inspirations so anyone that inspires him thus inspires me. The fact that Neil likes Ian Fleming now makes him one of my hero’s! 😍What a beautiful interview that I never expected to show up. How timely. I am grateful to have watched this.

    • Tay.
      Tay. Ай бұрын +1

      Yes he totally inspires me to write!!

    • Imogen Ximena Nieves
      Imogen Ximena Nieves 4 ай бұрын +3

      Well said. ❤️‍🔥

    • Shubha's Vlogs
      Shubha's Vlogs 4 ай бұрын +6

      True! Same for any achievers. Good ones are full of themselves and how they're so self made, whereas the best would give you tips and the faith that you are capable of reaching your own potential...

  • Alexander Baynes
    Alexander Baynes 3 жыл бұрын +934

    I could listen to neil gaiman talk about fountain pens for hours. He's so pure.

    • Kazim Baksh
      Kazim Baksh 2 ай бұрын


    • Kariné Poghosyan
      Kariné Poghosyan 3 ай бұрын +7

      The way he shyly showed his two pens 🖊 opening each with such care and love….. that’s a man who is living hundred percent on purpose, doing exactly what he was born to do❤

    • jeff yeah
      jeff yeah 4 ай бұрын


    • Ravi Desai
      Ravi Desai 5 ай бұрын

      Like extra virgin olive oil

    • Jezzi Booker
      Jezzi Booker  Жыл бұрын +1

      Literally.... So much this.

  • IV d
    IV d Ай бұрын +25

    Interview the creators by faking that you work for a magazine is the most brilliant idea I've ever heard so far! XD

    • jchinckley
      jchinckley 13 сағат бұрын

      That idea is so brilliant that it's been around since the beginning of magazines/newspapers. It's also so common that it's a cliche. That doesn't mean, of course, that it won't work. I think that depends on your research and your poise.

  • ejcho623
    ejcho623 3 жыл бұрын +974

    6:32 Home life vs work life
    10:53 Neil's biggest rule for writing
    19:50 What notebooks does Neil prefer for writing first drafts?
    25:58 Fountain pens Neil has known and loved
    43:59 Does Neil tend to work on multiple projects at once?
    50:12 Advice to aspiring novelists
    54:47 Genesis story of The Graveyard Book
    1:10:49 Good Omens
    1:32:40 Apprenticeship with Terry

    • Wolves howling
      Wolves howling 20 күн бұрын +1

      @M. MacLellan your comment is already a year old, but maybe your interest is relit :) It's "Leuchtturm 1917" Leuchtturm is indeed a German word and means lighthouse!

    • Shubha's Vlogs
      Shubha's Vlogs 4 ай бұрын


    • star goko
      star goko 9 ай бұрын

      Thanks for this :)

    • Anthony
      Anthony  Жыл бұрын

      Thank you

    • M. MacLellan
      M. MacLellan  Жыл бұрын

      Anyone have the spelling for those notebooks ? Sounds German, perhaps ?!

  • Vanessa Crooks
    Vanessa Crooks 3 жыл бұрын +281

    Neil Gaiman talking about paper quality and fountain pens just zapped away all my stress and anxiety and I feel great.

    • Amanda Dobbs
      Amanda Dobbs Ай бұрын +1

      I just re-wound and rewatched the segments about stationary and pens several times. I KNEW Neil HAD to be a stationary perv, too!!!

    • LizzieB Kennedy
      LizzieB Kennedy Ай бұрын

      Me, too. 👏👏

    • R L
      R L Ай бұрын +3

      As a fountain pen lover and collector, it was such a joy to listen to Neil express his love and appreciation for them, and sharing that love with others. Very much a stress reliever.

    • EscapeMatrixEnterprise~Jacqueline
      EscapeMatrixEnterprise~Jacqueline 10 ай бұрын +2

      He has a magical way of doing just that~! I even told him on FB he "took away my anxiety to write"

    • Mariam Müller
      Mariam Müller 3 жыл бұрын +3

      I actually started listening to interwiews with or talks by Neil Gaiman. His voice is so relaxing :D

  • Roman Mironov
    Roman Mironov 3 жыл бұрын +113

    Two ideas struck me most:
    1. The Hedgehog Day: make your days as repetitive as possible so that you do your work almost automatically.
    2. When you work, you can either work or just sit still. No other options. The idea is that after some time of sitting still you feel boring and would rather work!
    Thank you so much, Tim!

    • hersh123
      hersh123 20 күн бұрын +2

      haha hedgehog!

    • Captain Radio
      Captain Radio Ай бұрын +2

      I’m sorry but it’s groundhog

  • Rip Dipple
    Rip Dipple 3 жыл бұрын +283

    "You are so ridiculously welcome." I got a bit teary-eyed.
    This was like Gaimans 90min version of "On Writing," I really enjoyed this and am so glad you filmed a video.

  • rebeccakathleenmusic
    rebeccakathleenmusic 3 жыл бұрын +56

    Not enough people are talking about what a phenomenal interviewer he was. His passion for Gaiman’s work just shines through in how carefully he’s thought about each and every question and it’s so clear that Neil genuinely enjoyed the conversation. I loved this so much.

  • Khadijo Abdi
    Khadijo Abdi Ай бұрын +37

    "But writing, is more interesting than doing nothing after a while" Neil Gaiman is not a maladaptive daydreamer.

    • Jedidiah Carmichael
      Jedidiah Carmichael 24 күн бұрын +3

      the EXACT same thought I had! I could stare at a blank wall and "do nothing" for hours.

  • Book Dragon
    Book Dragon 3 жыл бұрын +90

    This man reminds me of my little sister. She has a pure, sweet, deep soul as well, seen as silly by the shallow minds of the world. Talk to her about anything, however, and you realize how expanded and curious her mind is, and how beautiful her thoughts and feelings are.

    • Sonder&Sparrow
      Sonder&Sparrow 3 жыл бұрын +5

      Book Dragon the INFP mind is really beautiful

  • Steven Daniels
    Steven Daniels 3 жыл бұрын +191

    This interview will be viewed by aspiring authors for many years.

    • jchinckley
      jchinckley 12 сағат бұрын

      It will be viewed by aspiring authors until the internet ceases to exist or the general public forgets Neil Gaiman and his writing because he's been supplanted by some other author in the zeitgeist of the time.

    • Accept Films
      Accept Films 4 ай бұрын

      Googling fountain pens, admit it 😊

    • Spontany
      Spontany 4 ай бұрын

      Same. Exactly what I'm doing

    • Shelby
      Shelby  Жыл бұрын

      I’m one of them 😂 Nice prediction

      IMPRVMNT IA 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Exactly what I’m doing right now! Hahaha 😅

  • Bob Lehnberg
    Bob Lehnberg 3 жыл бұрын +438

    I can write or do nothing but I can't do anything else. Great line.

    • Pitman856
      Pitman856 2 жыл бұрын +8

      @Stellar Wind That’s not what the quote is saying. You give yourself time to write. You either write or do nothing. That’s all you are allowed in that time.

    • Stellar Wind
      Stellar Wind 2 жыл бұрын +1

      For struggling writers, it's a pain in the arse. So, I have to give up gaming?!

    • LeeLeeLove01
      LeeLeeLove01 3 жыл бұрын

      Thank you - Been trying to spell it, pronounce it - I GOT CRICKETS ----- SO THANK YOU !!

  • Fi V
    Fi V 3 жыл бұрын +127

    I cried when Terry Pratchett died and I cried all over again, listening to Neil talk about his friend. A great, personal interview. Thank you.

    • Ian Martínez Cassmeyer
      Ian Martínez Cassmeyer  Жыл бұрын +1

      Watching "Back in Black" the Terry Pratchett tribute, and seeing Neil, at the end, talk about him so honestly made me cry.

    • Fotostudio Grinsekatz
      Fotostudio Grinsekatz  Жыл бұрын +1

      i have not even listened that far in, i’m already crying at your comment 💦

    • PerfumedManatee
      PerfumedManatee 3 жыл бұрын +5

      "He was my friend."

  • The Ginger Ninja
    The Ginger Ninja  Жыл бұрын +33

    This is so amazing. As a novelist as well, I’ve been told so often that handwriting my first drafts in fountain pen was useless, and a waste of time. I personally have been using grid Midori MD notes books for my 3 novels, and I thought that not doing it all on my laptop from start to finish meant I wasn’t “doing writing” right. ☺️ It is incredibly comforting to know that one of my favorite authors tends to use the same method, just with more expensive fountain pens, and more expensive notebooks. 😂

    • The Ginger Ninja
      The Ginger Ninja 19 күн бұрын

      @Nicole R I completely agree.

    • Nicole R
      Nicole R 19 күн бұрын +1

      The only right method of writing is the method that gets words on a page. If that's handwriting, plotting, pantsing, typing, writing on your phone... all of these work for different people. Hell, all of these can work for the same person at different times.

    • Virginia Davidson
      Virginia Davidson Ай бұрын

      Right now, I'm loving a .05mm Alvin Draftmatic mechanical pencil. Too often my brain jumps ahead of my hand, and I'll write the start of a word and end it with a different word...and I like to erase and fix it before going on.

    • Purpose Behind the Pen
      Purpose Behind the Pen 4 ай бұрын

      I am an author too, and I have tons of fountain pens besides gel ink pens. My eleventh and thirteenth novel were written with fountain pens.

    • The Ginger Ninja
      The Ginger Ninja 8 ай бұрын

      @R W Mack I dread the typing up part too. I may pawn it off on my teenager sometime soon. 😂

  • island fairy
    island fairy 3 жыл бұрын +66

    I don’t think there’s an interview or talk or anything Neil Gaiman has ever given that I haven’t heard or read and you still got so much out of him that I didn’t know! Fantastic job and I hope you get to meet him again (and again).

  • Laszlo Mag
    Laszlo Mag 3 жыл бұрын +57

    Wonderful conversation! Somewhere in the middle of the interview Neil says something along the lines of "I'm not so good at that anymore" - to that most people's response would be "But of course you are", but simply pausing and asking "What do you mean by that" is such a powerful thing to ask. I'll try to keep this in mind whenever I or people around me are downplaying themselves. This is what makes you such a fantastic interviewer, Tim. Also I must say that these video form interviews are such a pleasure, I hope you will stick to it. Keep up the great work!

  • Noah Hansford
    Noah Hansford 3 жыл бұрын +25

    I'm convinced he can write an epic fantasy series, with a fountain pen being the main character.

  • Micah Angello
    Micah Angello 3 ай бұрын +11

    His rule about allowing himself to write or do nothing is pretty much exactly how my mom got me into reading. It was Summer vacation and she didn't want me going out for whatever reason, so she said "you can read or book, or you can go to sleep". Well, young me soon learned that one could only sleep or lay in bed for so long before the body simply would not allow it any longer. So, I read. And I read the day after that and the day after that. I read until I read every book available to me in the house and then I went to the library and read some more.
    It's honestly amazing that such a thing as doing nothing can motivate you to do something regardless of how much you don't want to do it.

  • Kerry Harvey
    Kerry Harvey 3 жыл бұрын +94

    So wonderful. Too short. I could have listened for hours. They say never meet your heroes but in this case I'm so glad for us that you did. Can't wait for next time. :)

  • Ștefania Chihaia
    Ștefania Chihaia 3 жыл бұрын +11

    This was so soothing. Never before have I watched such a long interview, and with such absorbtion-I'd find myself smiling with the two of them, and my eyes would tear up several times when Neil talked about Terry. The most genuine, heartfelt interaction I've seen taped-ever. At the end you can see the enormous respect and appreciation they have for one another. And Tim is such an unbelievably attentive listener, asking all the right questions with genuine interest and knowledge of the matter. I don't know if he is normally so contained and subdued, but here he matches Neil's mood perfectly. The respect and warmth between them, in that room, just bleeds right out through the screen. It's like an oasis for the ears and eyes and soul.

  • Cassia Chloe
    Cassia Chloe 3 жыл бұрын +57

    Neil's voice and mind is so soothing.
    Such beauty in his perspective and place of mind.
    Can you do like an 8 hour podcast with him and just let him go about fountain pens and crooked books? Would be perfect for dreamspaces

  • Phil Svitek
    Phil Svitek 3 жыл бұрын +135

    Neil's voice is fantastic. Only him and Tim could make me that interested in pens

    • ovspianist
      ovspianist 3 жыл бұрын


    • Craig Chastain
      Craig Chastain 3 жыл бұрын

      In non specific order, Bourdain, Gaiman, Cramer - ALEX (T)...Gary is cool (Sasha was better. Smurf that shit up)

    • KarolinaKS
      KarolinaKS 3 жыл бұрын +1

      I just ordered a pen from the Fountain Pen Hospital :)

  • Mayfair Forest Witch
    Mayfair Forest Witch 5 ай бұрын +12

    This is one of the best interviews that ever existed! How this only has 416,435 views so far? More people needs to watch and listen to it, it's so brilliant!

  • Ella K Clarke
    Ella K Clarke 3 жыл бұрын +18

    A handsome stranger recommended this interview to me on a Saturday night in Soho, London.
    I've never been so simultaneously motivated and soothed by a conversation about writing.
    Neil is now the official narrator of my thoughts.
    Sincere thanks, Stranger.

  • Matt Meyer
    Matt Meyer 26 күн бұрын +3

    "The 2nd draft is where I try and make it look like I knew what I was doing all along" is the best quote ever.

  • Everything & Nothing
    Everything & Nothing 2 жыл бұрын +8

    It's probably the third or fourth time I'm watching/listening to this video. Such an inspiring and relaxing conversation.
    And Neil convinced me, I just bought my fountain pen today !

  • Mahmud Hussain
    Mahmud Hussain 3 жыл бұрын +240

    Sir from now on we all want all your podcasts in video form.👌👌💕💕

    • Hector Crespo
      Hector Crespo 3 жыл бұрын


    • Michael Montgomery
      Michael Montgomery 3 жыл бұрын +4

      Yes... feed the monster... lol

    • Crypto-G
      Crypto-G 3 жыл бұрын

      about time he added video!!

    • A S
      A S 3 жыл бұрын


    • Andrew
      Andrew 3 жыл бұрын

      Yes I prefer having the option as well

  • Shrui
    Shrui 3 жыл бұрын +52

    Didn't realise the thing I needed in my life was Neil Gaiman talking about fountain pens! You could sell that section as a relaxation tape.

  • Deb Lew
    Deb Lew 3 жыл бұрын +14

    Love this interview, NG exuded effortless charming intelligence, TF asked very good questions. One of my fave lines - "at the end of the day, you have to allow for accidents and randomness, and (which is) what happens when things grow" at 1:24:40 onwards. I miss Terry Pratchett.

  • Ashley
    Ashley 2 ай бұрын +4

    as an writer thank you so much for posting this incredibly thoughtful interview with the legendary Neil Gaiman! It's inspiring me to keep believing in myself with this novel I'm working on! I could listen to him speak about writing forever!

  • Witch Is In The Belltower
    Witch Is In The Belltower 3 жыл бұрын +9

    Gaiman has a calming effect to his voice, he could read the entire phonebook front to back and I'd be entranced honestly, What a deep, insightful, witty, and charming quirky man he is.

  • Senshai
    Senshai 5 ай бұрын +9

    this is definitely one of the most inspiring talks i've heard in a while

  • Tina
    Tina 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Loved this interview

  • Wen Y.
    Wen Y. 3 жыл бұрын +33

    Knowing that Tim loved Neil so much and the name popped up so many times before, it feels like watching Timderella's-Dream-Come-True! So happy for Tim, and so encouraging for us~

  • dhbright1
    dhbright1 3 жыл бұрын +137

    "Anything you do can be fixed. What you cannot fix is the perfection of a blank page." 25:08

    • VA
      VA 2 жыл бұрын +6

      "Because there's nothing to be fixed."...dont forget that, a crucial part of what he said.

  • Ivy Zenna Labrant
    Ivy Zenna Labrant 3 жыл бұрын +82

    His tenderness toward Terry Pratchett. So absolutely wonderful. Thank you.

  • Seespace Labs
    Seespace Labs 2 ай бұрын +3

    I just got done listening to this the second time. Such a good interview, and Tim deserves large credit for asking good, off-the-beaten-path questions.

  • Studio_A
    Studio_A 3 жыл бұрын +12

    If Neil would talk about nails, screwdrivers, necessity for oil change, taxes or other, utterly boring stuff, I would keep listening. His voice works as bandaid on my thought processes and I can actually concentrate on what I am doing. This voice becomes so effortlessly internalized. Big time whisperer.

  • Danito
    Danito 3 жыл бұрын +17

    I think this is the most open I've ever seen Neil be in an interview and I've seen pretty much every interview he's ever done.

  • jakiyah cabell
    jakiyah cabell 25 күн бұрын +1

    this is AMAZING! thank you, tim and neil for such an inspiring conversation. i now must dive into the world of fountain pens 🖋️ ✨🤩

  • 97epicman
    97epicman 3 жыл бұрын +36

    This is my favourite interview on the internet.

  • Eden Jun
    Eden Jun 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Great conversation with one of our best, on the heights and depths of life and work. I must confess I made a joyful shriek when Leuchtturm 1917 and nib pens came up, as I've been a longstanding lover of both!

  • Stollperfalle
    Stollperfalle 3 жыл бұрын +58

    I've been waiting for this. This is the ultimate interview 😍

  • An English Homestead (Kev Alviti)
    An English Homestead (Kev Alviti) 22 күн бұрын +2

    brilliant interview, Neil Gaiman speaks in such a way I can't not listen, when he started talking about Terry I found myself crying, such words of friendship, and being a mentor.

  • Gabrielle Angel Lilly
    Gabrielle Angel Lilly 3 жыл бұрын +6

    "The only thing that can't be fixed is the perfection of a blank page." NG Love it! Thank you for this inspiring and thought provoking talk.

  • Mindset's Residence
    Mindset's Residence 3 жыл бұрын +5

    The writer whose voice is as evocative as his creativity!)) I find it pretty cool Gaiman had read so many audiobooks on his own novels and short stories. Seems like the talented man is equally talented in everything.)

    DGMUSICisGOOD 3 жыл бұрын +9

    Hey man, thanks a lot for this. Neils graduation speech really helped me catch a breath of fresh air at one point. I would donate to have Him, you and Neil Strauss do a 3 hour sitdown. Who else is in?

    • Rob Vel
      Rob Vel 3 жыл бұрын

      because Neil

  • Rick
    Rick 3 жыл бұрын +5

    I think that the best type of interviews are those between two interesting people sitting in a quiet place and just having a chat about *anything*. The conversation can often go to places it would never have gone if one were to just ask question after pointed question after pointed question. This was that kind of interview and it was lovely.

  • David Wright
    David Wright 3 жыл бұрын +6

    Speaking as an ex-kid (some decades ago, I'm told), one thing that Neil's kids are lucky about, is having such a warm presence to be with them, as their Dad.

  • Freedom Loving Wealth Mavens
    Freedom Loving Wealth Mavens 3 жыл бұрын +65

    THANK YOU for asking about the specific kind of notebook he uses... I really appreciate that level of detail!

    • Alice and a bunch of rats
      Alice and a bunch of rats 3 жыл бұрын +4

      Piggybackin on your comment to say, that Neil mispelled the name. Its actually spelled "Leuchtturm", the german word for lighhouse.

  • Rob Vel
    Rob Vel 3 жыл бұрын +17

    Seeing Tim nervous about Neil Gaiman is so damn endearing.

  • Fardeem Munir
    Fardeem Munir 3 жыл бұрын +8

    This was so amazing. Thank you Neil and Tim!

  • Sven K
    Sven K 2 ай бұрын +3

    It´s crazy how much Tim is mirroring Neil in this interview. Voice, tone and body language. It´s almost unreal.

  • Edgardo Santana-Santiago
    Edgardo Santana-Santiago 3 жыл бұрын +9

    ...I want to thank you for "making good art"...
    That just made me tear up! Perfect way to close such an emotionally rich conversation. I've been listening since the very first episode and this is one of my favorite episodes hands down. Thank you Tim (for everything)!

  • Brayan Bedritchuk
    Brayan Bedritchuk 3 жыл бұрын +6

    What an incredible interview Tim! Thank you!

  • Kim James
    Kim James 3 жыл бұрын +2

    This was so good. I was just sharing with a friend that I listen to Neil Gaiman read his books as my very own bedtime storyteller. His voice is so soothing and lovely. The Graveyard Book is one of my all-time favorites as well. It's also my gateway book into my audiobook addiction.

  • The Only Fish
    The Only Fish 3 жыл бұрын +2

    This is honestly one of my favourite Neil Gaiman interviews. It's just wonderful.

  • Anton Okhotnikov
    Anton Okhotnikov 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Tim, thank you for the content you are creating. It's more than just a brilliant, it's terrifically ingenious!!!

  • R W Mack
    R W Mack 8 ай бұрын +2

    I've been doing the diner sessions for years too. It's amazing how alone and peaceful we can feel in a loud space full of people who frankly don't see us. It's like being in a pocket world separate from everyone else and I love it.

  • Angela Bertrand
    Angela Bertrand 4 ай бұрын

    This was magical, I feel so much inspiration and emotion after watching this! I also went down a fountain pen rabbit hole...where is the link to the pen and type of notebooks he uses? I definitely want to look into them!

  • The Dream Syndicate Art Dolls
    The Dream Syndicate Art Dolls 3 жыл бұрын +4

    There's so many Gaiman books that I've yet to read! Great discussion and I hope to see Neil on again in the not too distant future!!!

  • Dan Richards
    Dan Richards 3 жыл бұрын +5

    How does this only have 100k views? This is golden. Thanks Neil and thank you Tim for this great interview.

  • Rsw Files
    Rsw Files 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I very much enjoy listening to Neil reading his audiobooks. Thank you Amazon for filming American Gods,& Angels and Demons. Thank you Tim for doing this interview.

  • WrittenEdge
    WrittenEdge 2 жыл бұрын

    Thank you so much for this absolutely amazing interview. You asked literally every question I have ever wanted to know the answer to.

  • Iiiiit's Magreta!
    Iiiiit's Magreta! 3 жыл бұрын +19

    The idea of Terry Pratchett calling up Jeff Bezos to tell him exactly what he thought of him... God, that's one of the funniest mental images I've ever had. Thank you for that.

  • Kristin Guengerich
    Kristin Guengerich 3 жыл бұрын +69

    this made me actually buy a nice smooth pen and a really nice notebook. Time to get writing!

    • D
      D 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Kristin Guengerich no worries, as i say it'll be nice to see how the early draft progresses. Keep up with the TikTok too :)

    • Kristin Guengerich
      Kristin Guengerich 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @D thank you guys so much! I'm always open to critique, and it funny that you say that since I am in school right now. My teachers always say I'm too comma happy, so trying to find a happy middle. Thank you so much for checking my stuff out, warms a girl's heart.

    • D
      D 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Kristin Guengerich haha almost like you're gonna turn in an assignment to a professor. I read the prologue, cheers for the link. There's something there, for sure. Look forward to see how it changes shape. Checked your tiktok too. You're a nice illustrator :)

    • Kristin Guengerich
      Kristin Guengerich 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @D give me a week! I'll drop a link to a Google doc after I revise it a bit more, I'm a little coy when it comes to showing my writing. Haven't done that since I was in high school. But why not?
      Here’s is the small prologue, the tone will change a bit after this, but it establishes the theme. medium.com/@mambastones24/kiss-of-death-prologue-627310358f4c
      Also on the daily I do illustrations on my tiktok if that's anybody's gig, username is also kwistindraws

    • D
      D 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @Kristin Guengerich that's great, glad to hear it! And nice that you answered (promptly, in my case haha). Any links you'd like to share?

  • Alessandra HallBook
    Alessandra HallBook 3 жыл бұрын +6

    Wow, what an amazing experience for ya. I love Neil, he’s my favourite writer ever.

  • dhbright1
    dhbright1 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Tim, thank you for your persistence to have such an interview!
    Neil, thank you for sharing your nuggets of experience and wisdom!

  • Marina Grishayeva
    Marina Grishayeva 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Neil is magnetic. I feel one can become a better person just being able to cross the paths with such unique people as Neil and Tim. So excited that Neil is now participating in a MasterClass project. I am not a writer but I do intend to take his class just to get a bit of his shine.

    • Tracydot3
      Tracydot3 3 жыл бұрын

      I really want to take his class too, and David Lynch's class.

  • NEWZ0-10
    NEWZ0-10  Жыл бұрын +1

    Really, it has been wonderful listening to the conversation with one of the contemporary literary greats of English literature and learning from his experience. Thank you.

  • Gordon Tillman
    Gordon Tillman  Жыл бұрын +1

    What a lovely interview. Thank you Tim and Neal.

  • Casey
    Casey 4 ай бұрын +1

    Tim you are such a great interviewer. You let the person speak without interjecting. It's so simple, yet so hard for interviewers to do. 👏👏👏

  • bogdan rotariu
    bogdan rotariu 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you for this Tim. Listening to Neil talk about how his daughter pushed him to finish The Graveyard Book was the most beautiful thing I've ever heard.

  • Conner Jensen
    Conner Jensen 3 жыл бұрын +5

    Wow fantastic interview. Neil's voice truly is hypnotic 💫

  • HRZ Graph
    HRZ Graph 2 жыл бұрын +1

    God Bless Neil Gaiman. Thank you for this podcast Tim!!!

  • John Millen
    John Millen 3 жыл бұрын

    Tim, another amazing interview. A Master Class on writing. Perfect!

  • frostyfingers
    frostyfingers 3 жыл бұрын +30

    It's so sad that Terry Pratchett isn't as well known to US readers as he is in the UK, and to describe him as a being a bestseller of millions of books doesn't cover the other essential fact about Sir Pratchett, which is that he was beloved by the nation and still is. Millions of us grew up with his wonderful Discworld novels and consider the characters to be dear old friends. My partner and I have spoken many times about the effect that Terry's books have had on our lives and how distraught we both were upon his passing.
    Dear American readers, please seek out and read his books - all of them. They are a gift to the world, and so much more than mere comic fantasy. As you read more, you will realise that buried beneath the jokes and silliness are deep and wonderful truths and observations about life and told with characters who will become as real to you as anybody you know.
    I'm still heartbroken that he's gone. It was like losing thirty dear friends at once.

    • Gwen
      Gwen 2 ай бұрын +1

      Terry Pratchett is extremely well-known in the USA. Lots of us were sad about his passing as well. The USA is just a bigger population so popularity maps differently here.

  • J B
    J B 5 күн бұрын

    I am realizing that this video has been a pretty transformational watch for me - someone who aspires to write and tell stories. I watched this interview a while back and I still think of its wisdom regularly, particularly when I sit down to write (I have diligently applied the rule of carving out time where I am allowed to either write or do nothing, what a great tip). So I had to come back, not just to be inspired once again, but also to thank you both for taking the time to have this conversation and for sharing it with us!

  • Ser Humano
    Ser Humano 3 жыл бұрын +202

    The New York Fountain Pen Hospital sounds like a magical place. I imagine it to be like Ollivander's Wand Shop. The pen chooses the writer!

    • maichka15
      maichka15  Жыл бұрын +1

      It does! but more like madam Pomfrey where she uses special pens to draw on wounds to make them heal

    • Constance Miller
      Constance Miller 2 жыл бұрын

      @Khyrian Storms He could be the writer in residence.

    • Khyrian Storms
      Khyrian Storms 2 жыл бұрын +8

      I'm pretty sure Neil Gaiman is going to write this story at some point.

  • Rashmika Likes Books
    Rashmika Likes Books 3 жыл бұрын +6

    As a writer, I LOVE hearing about Neil's process.

  • Agis Lertas
    Agis Lertas 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I can not believe that listening to you both expressing gratitude at each other toward the end almost brought tears to my eyes. I need another one for sure so I can shed the tears I held back. Beautiful.

  • Cruelty Torture
    Cruelty Torture  Жыл бұрын +1

    Sir Terry Pratchett is and will likely always remain my favourite author. I found Neil Gaiman through their collaboration. I still need to get my hands on the sandman series n read it.
    Thank you for this interview. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Em Webb
    Em Webb 3 жыл бұрын +2

    I tend to shy away from podcasts and videos that are longer than an hour. This one, however, is a requirement. I had to finish this one. Thank you Mr. Ferriss for doing this. And thank you Mr. Gaiman for being gracious and exactly who you are: fountain pens and notebooks and all! Great advices.

  • AhmedAlRadadi
    AhmedAlRadadi 3 жыл бұрын +1

    This is so good. Thanks Tim for the great content you keep providing.

  • Arkham Arts Studios
    Arkham Arts Studios 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I could not love this any more, it filled me with utter joy. Thank you so much.

  • Huda
    Huda 3 жыл бұрын +1

    I am loving every minute of listening to this conversation between two of my most favorite humans ever😊

  • Andrey Azimov
    Andrey Azimov 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Thanks you for doing this!!! What a great podcast with the legend Neil Gaiman himself!

  • David
    David 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you both for this. I appreciate it a lot

  • Alex Arrick
    Alex Arrick 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Thank you, Tim and Neil. This was superb.

  • Isaac Salinas
    Isaac Salinas 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Awesome interview, i'm glad that finally Neil is in the microphone. Tim deserved it long time ago :).

  • The Writing Community Chat Show
    The Writing Community Chat Show 2 күн бұрын

    What a wonderful opportunity for you Tim! We would love to chat with Neil too. He is amazing. Great interview. I adored The Sandman audio book and was so glad Neil played such a big part in the audio book.

  • tom harding
    tom harding 5 ай бұрын

    Thank you for this interview. Though I have yet to read any of his works, It has been a great fortune to experience his work both in film and streaming series. This has been a wonderful interview shared to your audience

  • Mary
    Mary 3 жыл бұрын +7

    I love seeing Tim so star stuck by one of his idols. This was an awesome interview! Plus, fountain pens...I never knew there was so much to know about fountain pens :)

  • Sharmila Chakravorty
    Sharmila Chakravorty 7 ай бұрын

    I've lost count of how many times I've watched this. Love it every time! What a brilliant person he is. Love Neil Gaiman soooooo damn much!

  • James DePriest
    James DePriest 3 жыл бұрын +1

    Wonderful interview. I could listen to Neil talk all day long. I might just do that with this video--put it on repeat the rest of the day

  • Jesse Pinkman
    Jesse Pinkman 3 жыл бұрын +1

    This has been such a joyride. Thank you both so much!

  • Mister Robato
    Mister Robato  Жыл бұрын +1

    Dude, your KZclip channel is by far the best I have ever seen in my entire life. Your content is amazing, interesting, engaging, noble, you are doing the work of the cosmos. I have never subscribed so quickly. Tim, thank you for your work.

  • Tim Hawthorn
    Tim Hawthorn 2 ай бұрын

    That was inspiring thank you! Good Omens is one of my all-time favourite books. I kind of grew up on H2G2 and Discworld

  • Nostravinci
    Nostravinci 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Eloquently brilliant. Thank you Neil and Tim!

  • Roberto Enamorado aka Roberto In Love

    What a heartfelt conversation! Thank you both!