Most of you already know that I’m something of a TED Talk fan. TED talks were originally about Technology, Education and Design. They have expanded and cover just about every topic you can imagine including story. Here are some of my favorites that, as fellow writers, you might find interesting.
Sisonke Msimang’s talk on the power (and limitations) of story. Click here.
Novelist Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie’s talk about the dangers of only hearing a single story about a given place. Click here.
Eman Mohammed’s talk on telling hidden stories and gender norms. Click here.
How Tracy Chevalier looked at a painting and wrote an entire novel. Click here.
Film maker Andrew Stanton on the art of storytelling. Before you click here, TED warns viewers about graphic language so I shall too.
Director Shekhar Kapur on creative inspiration. Click here.
Writer and director J.J. Abrams talks about his love of mystery. Click here.
Novelist Amy Tan on where creativity hides. Click here.
The next time you need a bit of inspiration, click on one of these talks and see how someone else works. I always come away ready to write and I get you will too.