Ira Glass on Storytelling

In these four short videos Ira Glass of NPR’s “This American Life” talks about what makes a great story. But more importantly he talks about his development as a story-teller. Ira speaks of the years of trial and error and development that went into his becoming the great story-teller he is today. Ira Glass on […]

Cultivating Genius in the 21st Century

Why do so many geniuses hit the mark at the same time? Why does genius grow in clusters? Does immigration and education create genius? History has the answers. A nice article by Jonah Lehrer. T. S. Eliot once remarked, “the great ages did not contain more talent. They wasted less.” Cultivating Genius in the 21st […]

Stephen King on the Creative Process, the State of Fiction, and More

What I find interesting about this story is how his ideas come about, as well as how he has to stick to one idea at a time even though there are many fighting for his attention.   This article appeared in the May 2011 issue of The Atlantic by James Parker                         The Atlantic/Stephen King […]

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses

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. Recommended ReadingCreativityThe Creative Process By Ron DawsonIra Glass on StorytellingCultivating Genius in the […]