Lisa Bu turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself, as she adjusted to a new life in America. She shares her unique approach to reading in this TED Talk regarding the magic of books.
Chimamanda Adichie shares the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice. She also warns that, if only a single story about another individual or country is heard, then we risk a critical misunderstanding.
Joe Sabia introduces Lothar Meggendorfer, who created a technology for storytelling: the pop-up book. Sabia shows how new technologies have helped us refine the art of storytelling, from the walls of caves to the iPad.
Tracy Chevalier shares stories inspired by portraits, including the portrait that led to her best-selling novel.
Jarred McGinnis shares his passion for stories and demonstrates the power of words.
Julian Friedmann shares his understanding that better storytelling is more about the audience than the writer.
Chip Kidd presents a funny talk from TED about the art and deep thought of his cover designs.
Award winning freelance writer, Brad Herzog, shares his stories and secrets for pursuing and catching great ideas.
Award-winning author, Mac Barnett, shares about writing that escapes the page and what real children say to a fictional whale.
How do you tell when a comma is really needed? Well, Terisa Folaron shares some tricks of the comma trade.
Helen Sword shares how normalizations (i.e., zombie nouns) can transform simple prose into confusing writing.
Celebrated Korean author, Young-ha Kim, urges you to unleash your inner child -- the artist who wanted to play and create forever.
This is a personal blog written and edited by Crystal Gordon.