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VIDEO: Neil Gaiman Reads "The Day the Saucers Came"

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."

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VIDEO: Neil Gaiman's Advice Will Change Your Life!

The one and only Neil Gaiman offers some amazing advice about writing, comics, art, luck, success, and work. His speech is inspiring in the truest sense of the word. [vimeo 42372767 w=500 h=375] <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/42372767">Neil Gaiman Addresses the University of the Arts Class of 2012</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/uartsphilly">The University of the Arts (Phl)</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

The Always Insightful Words of Neil Gaiman

When Neil Gaiman writes a New Year's wish on his blog, it's always golden. (If you haven't read CORALINE or THE GRAVEYARD BOOK or STARDUST or ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS, fix that immediately.) 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:

"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something."

5 Amazing Sentences from YA Novels

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.

-David Levithan, Every Day

2. Moonlight can reveal the truth of things.

-Joseph Delaney, The Last Apprentice: Revenge of the Witch

3. Life is short, but it's wide.

-Wendy Mass, Every Soul a Star

4. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was still alive.

-Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

5. There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.

-Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

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