This is my favorite Neil Gaiman poem. At least, right now it is.
This is a poem, as Neil puts it, “about the end of the world…or maybe it’s just about paying attention to things.”
Here’s the link to this year’s journal post, which highlights all of the others he’s written throughout the years.
I particularly love 2010’s:
5 Amazing Sentences from YA Novels
Written by Grant Goodman, 12/16/2014
I was recently given the link to Buzzfeed’s 51 of the Most Beautiful Sentences in Literature. It’s a wonderful collection. I thought that YA novels deserve the same treatment. So over the next few months, as a recurring feature, I’ll be collecting and sharing my picks for Amazing Sentences in YA.
1. I feel such a tenderness for these vulnerable night-time conversations, the way the words take a different shape in the air when there’s no light in the room.
2. Moonlight can reveal the truth of things.
3. Life is short, but it’s wide.
4. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was still alive.
5. There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.
Click HERE to read 5 MORE Amazing Sentences from YA Novels!
Some of you out there are currently wading through National Novel Writing Month. One of my absolute favorite parts of this month is that the NaNoWriMo crew gets authors to write pep talks.
The best one I’ve ever read, however, came from Lemony Snicket. It’s full of biting snark and surprisingly touching wisdom about what books can mean to us.
Even if you’re not in the midst of attempting to write 50,000 words this month, I think you’ll find it inspirational.
Neil Gaiman is one of those people. You know what I mean. He’s brilliant. He writes astounding short AND long fiction. He’s British. In other words, I’m insanely jealous of him.
Behold: a trailer for FORTUNATELY, THE MILK, which was released some time ago, but is now available in paperback.