Staring Down the Challenges of Writing

Paul Auster reflects on the writing of his latest novel. There’s lots of wisdom in this brief video.

Tapping a Deep Reservoir for Writing

Here’s what I learned from hearing Gail Tsukiyama, award-winning author of seven novels, in conversation with the legendary Dorothy Allison at an intimate Hedgebrook event in San Francisco last week.

Stretching the Sense of Sound

These two videos may change your ideas about the sense of sound. What can we really hear? Let’s go far out and far into two unusual soundscapes.

Dust Off Your Faerie Wings and Play

Tap into your playful, childlike energy to write more freely and have more fun when you write. Ideas here!

Liza Donnelly on the Life of Our Bodies

New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly talks about “the social and political implications of the woman’s body” while showing the cartoons she’s created over the years.

Writing with Grandmother Spider

Grandmother Spider brought light to the world and taught people how to weave. She is the weaver of new creations and the giver of stories.

Writing with Pele

Pele, the goddess of Hawai’i’s volcanoes, holds the fire of life and its cycles of destruction and renewal. She brings transformation and inspires the dance.

Story Tech Magic with Shilo Shiv Suleman

This illustrator, animator, and storyteller uses technology to create a new kind of story.

Chimamanda Adichie on Revising the Single Story

In this inspiring video Adichie shows how we can and must revise the single story to make room for many stories.

How Taiye Selasi’s First Story Got Published

Here’s a mind-boggling story of acceptance and rejection that ends with wisdom every writer can embrace.