These creative writing speeches examine the ups and downs of writing professionally. Speakers in this collection include song writers, novelists and bloggers alike. Each of these talks offers interesting insight into the world of creative writing.
Nathan Englander offers aspiring writers food for thought in his speech. He discusses a well-known tip for writers: "write what you know," and shares his personal interpretation of this piece of advice.
Author Elif Shafak talks about female writers in her keynote on judgement. Shafak believes that women don't write as much as men because they are worried about how they will be perceived.
Margaret Atwood's speech explores her writing process. Atwood urges writers to carry a journal in case inspiration strikes outdoors.
These speeches provide writers with important advice, and encourage creativity and reading.
11 Creative Writing Speeches
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The Creative Writing Process
Origins of Creativity
The Song Writing Process
Examining Script Writing
Difficulties with Writing Fiction