So, in leiu of Neil Gaiman’s soon-to-be-released-for-free American Gods, I was perusing his (incredibly deep and awesome) web site and ran across this cool little tidbit of paraphenalia that the writer in me just found so damn cool!
Gaiman scanned up and released several pages of his handwritten notes he used in to craft American Gods. If you have the patience to decode his stereotupically messy writing (I wonder if there’s an author out there who doesn’t write with an indecipherable scrawl… I know my hand writing’s pure chicken scratch), there’s a lot of interesting information in there showing how the novel developed. Definitely worth a peak for Gaiman fans and aspiring writers alike! If you haven’t given American Gods a shot, I urge you to do so; it’s one of my favourite novels and is unlike anything out there.
You can check them out HERE.