5 TED Talks for Writing Inspiration

Writing InspirationTED Talks are great aren’t they?

Sure are a lot of them though.

Which is great if you’ve got a few spare days (or weeks) to laze around in your pajamas, eating biscuits with your eyes fixed to the screen.

If you’re looking for writing inspiration, I’ve sifted through all those TED Talks for the ones that will give you the kind of inspiration only writers seek.

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Here’s the whittled-down list. (You’re most welcome.)

1. Best for rediscovering your creativity:

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

2. Best for storytelling tips:

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

(This video contains swearing by the way.)

3. Best for understanding how you get your ideas:

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

4. Best for alternative ideas in the modern age:

Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter Fiction

5. Best for dealing with being an introvert:

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

So there you are.

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Original image courtesy of Steve Jurvetson via Flickr. Text added.


  • Carol Dowd-Forte

    Reply Reply March 3, 2016

    I’d also like to share my TEDx talk “A Perimenopausal Blonde Walks into a University…” from the NSU’s Game Changers event, using your life as narrative

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