A Twitter Q&A with Neil Gaiman

Sometimes in life you have to be cheeky, you have to ask for what you want if you are ever going to get it and that was the mood I was in when I sent Neil Gaiman a cheeky Tweet asking him if he would do a Q&A session with us. Imagine my amazement when he Tweeted back almost immediately and it was all stations go on operation Twitter Q&A with Neil Gaiman.

What followed was a flurry of completely random, quick fire, one word  answer questions that were pulled from nowhere and that Neil to his credit answered without hesitation.

The result is errm, interesting to say the least. All credit to Neil for joining in with such enthusiasm.

“All your questions can be answered, if that is what you want. But once you learn your answers, you can never unlearn them.”
― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

Zombies or Vampires?

City Boy or Country Soul?

True Life or Fiction?

Feet under or out of the covers?

“If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

Steak or Cake?

Fast or Slow?

Superman or Batman?


“I went away in my head, into a book. That was where I went whenever real life was too hard or too inflexible.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Wine or Whisk(e)y?

Roadrunner or Wile E Coyote?

Dogs or cats?

Reading or writing?

“Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.”
― Neil Gaiman

Facebook or Twitter?

The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?

Bicycle or Motorcycle?

Light or Dark?

“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.”
― Neil Gaiman

Pink or Blue?

Tea or Coffee?

Ketchup or Brown Sauce?

Left or Right?

“A novel seemed the easiest way to get what I had had in my head into the inside of other people’s heads. Books are good that way.”
― Neil Gaiman

Sunshine or Rainy Days?

Disney or Anime?

Hot or Cold?

Wine Bar or Coffee Shop?

“As far as I’m concerned, the entire reason for becoming a writer is not having to get up in the morning. ”
― Neil Gaiman

Halloween or Christmas?

Beach or Mountains?

Rembrant or Warhol?

Suited and Booted or Jeans and Tee?

“The only advice I can give you is what you’re telling yourself. Only, maybe you’re too scared to listen.”
― Neil Gaiman, Neverwhere

Sports or Soaps?

Tarzan or Jane?

Double Dare or Strictly Safe?

And to finish off: Scary or Soppy?

Just to clarify, the double dare or strictly safe question; we just wanted to know if Neil was bold or a scaredy cat.

I have to say that this was one of the scariest, yet most fun half hours of my life. I have always loved Neil Gaiman’s writing and Coraline is in my Top 5 Horror novels of all time.

Neil is a favourite of all of us here and for him to take time out of his busy schedule and indulge us in a completely random and purely for fun Q&A session was such a privilege.

If you would like to know more about Neil Gaiman’s writing here are the links to his Bibliography.

Neil Gaiman US
Neil Gaiman UK