Thursday, May 19, 2011

3 Inspiring Talks

We're going to switch it up on Writing 101 this week. The videos below, I've watched them multiple times and revisit them every so often. I hope these talks inspire you the way they've inspired me.

J.J. Abrams' Mystery Box 
J.J. Abrams traces his love for the unseen mystery –- a passion that’s evident in his films and TV shows, including Cloverfield, Lost and Alias -- back to its magical beginnings.

Elizabeth Gilbert On Nurturing Creativity
Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

Margaret Atwood
"The Publishing Pie: An Author's View"


Marquita Hockaday said...

Thanks for these vid clips :) This will give me something to do during lunch today!

Pam Harris said...

Great finds! Quita's right--these are great for lunch breaks. :)

Emy Shin said...

Thanks so much for linking to these talks, Michael! They're very inspiring and wonderful to watch.

Brit Hvide said...

I spend an inordinate amount of time watching TED talks. So addicting!

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