Saturday, September 17, 2011

Weekend Cooking: Neil Gaiman on writing and cooking

The ingredients of the story I had in the back of my head combined in ways that were better than I had hoped when I began. (Writing's a lot like cooking. Sometimes the cake won't rise, no matter what you do, and every now and again the cake tastes better than you ever could have dreamed it would.)

Neil Gaiman talking about writing the short story A Study in Emerald as explained in the introduction in Fragile Things which I am currently reading as part of the RIP VI readalong.

This particular mix won the Hugo Award in 2004 for the Best Short Story, so he obviously got the mix just right.

Weekend Cooking is hosted by Beth Fish Reads and is open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: Book (novel, nonfiction) reviews, cookbook reviews, movie reviews, recipes, random thoughts, gadgets, fabulous quotations, photographs.


  1. Wow -- what a fabulous quote. I was already a Gaiman fan and this just solidifies it. :)

  2. I like Gaiman too- although have only dabbled around the edges really. I wondered what he would have to say about cooking! It's more mainstream than I was predicting.

  3. I think anything I wrote would be in the "not rising"

  4. Love the qute, straight to the point!

  5. Oh this is like to die for! Love the quote.