We’re continuing our week of bests here on the blog and I am LOVING your suggestions. Today I want to know the best piece of advice you ever got.
If you’ve read my books you already know “PRETEND YOU’RE GOOD AT IT” – which I still write on my arm every time I have to do something scary in public but the second best piece of advice came from my grandmother, who told me, “It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice. Unless people are being dicks. You don’t have to be nice to dicks.” Except she didn’t say “dicks” but probably just because English wasn’t her first language.
Still good advice though.
PS. I had a wonderful surprise recently when I opened Neil Gaiman’s new book Art Matters and saw this:
So basically I asked my favorite writer for advice on my first book and the advice was so good I wrote about it in my next book and then he wrote about that in his next book and this is how the world should work.