Neil Gaiman is one of the bestselling, most talented, and most loved creators of our time. And you are him!
Well, you’re not literally him. Unless he’s somehow reading this. (If so: hi! I met you once, a long time ago. It was cool.) But you have something in common with him and you must never forget it.
There is a ton of great advice from Gaiman in this video: “You Learn By Finishing Things.” But this might be the most important piece:
Tell your story. Don’t try and tell the stories that other people can tell. … Start telling the stories that only you can tell. Because there will always be better writers than you and there will always be smarter writers than you. … But you are the only you. … There are better writers than me out there, there are smarter writers, there are people who can plot better, there’s all of those kinds of things.
But there’s nobody who can write a Neil Gaiman story like I can.
That right there. That’s how you are Neil Gaiman.
There is nobody who can write a [YOUR NAME HERE] story like you can.