New work: “The Fallen Angel”
The Asgardian Annual Bake Off is underway and Thor is ready to demolish the competition. Unfortunately for the Thunder God his trusted taste tester simply isn’t that trustworthy.
Inspired by a joke from lokiafterdark
This image y’all loved on Tumblr is now available as a shirt:
30% of profits to go to animal rescue work.
Self portrait Saturday with Sleipnir
It was an honor to receive the ‘Best Brothers of Asgard’ award but I find it rather odd that Odin couldn’t provide two trophies.
Hulk’s To Do List
captain-unbreakable said: Mr. Gaiman, I've heard you say before that "If somebody says something doesn't work for them, they are almost always right, but if they tell you exactly why, they are almost always wrong." Well, I'm a young author trying to get an agent for my book and I've got a dozen rejections under my belt so far. All of 'em are polite but brief things along the lines of "this doesn't work for me." So now I'm agonizing over what about my book or my query needs fixed, and I just don't know. Any advice?
Get someone — or more than one someones — whose opinion you respect to read the book. Then ask them to tell you when they lost interest, what parts of the plot confused them, who they didn’t care about, where they decided they didn’t care to finish it, etc. Then use that as your guide to rewriting. (You can also pretend you’ve never read it before and try to read it as an audience, and work out where YOU feel frustrated or bored.)
Or you could put that book aside and use everything you learned writing it as you write your next book. Then go back to this book when you are ready and a more experienced writer.