10 Inspirational videos to help authors

If you need some helpful advise or just wise words to inspire you, I have some great news that will make you do a little jig!


Here are 10 of the best Authors to inspire and entertain you!

  1. Isaac Asimov on the Golden Age of Science Fiction: Listen as one of the most well-known science fiction authors discusses the peak of science fiction writing.
  2. Will Self: Take a look at this video to hear a talk by English author Will Self delivered at Google.
  3. Interview with Philip Roth: This American Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks about writing and his work in this video.
  4. Sherman Alexie: See where author, poet and comedian Sherman Alexie finds his inspiration for his work here.
  5. Gore Vidal on writing: Gore Vidal is an American author, playwright, essayist, screenwriter and political activist perhaps best known for his work The City and the Pillar. Take a look at this video to get his insights on the writing process.
  6. Haruki Murakami: Known for his often dream-like prose, this Japanese authors talks about his work, life and motivation in this video.
  7. Ray Bradbury on Writing: Check out this video from renowned author Ray Bradbury as he delivers his advice for young writers.
  8. John Irving on the Writer’s Craft: Get advice on writing and publishing from John Irving in this short video.
  9. Michael Eric Dyson & George Weigel on Writing: Give this video a try to see what these two authors do as part of their writing process. Who knows, it might work for you too.
  10. Stephen King on Writing, Scary Stories, and More: As one of the most well-known names in writing, Stephen King has made a definitely place for himself in the literary world as well as popular culture. In this video, you’ll get his take on why he does what he does.

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11 responses

  1. Thanks for those links. I’ve reblogged them as I know others will find them very useful and interesting.


    September 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

  2. Reblogged this on The Writers' Workshop Blog and commented:
    Great links to inspire a writer.


    September 4, 2015 at 10:13 am

  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Watch, Listen, Learn and Enjoy 😀


    September 4, 2015 at 10:05 am

  4. There’s nothing but some university advertising for its blessed courses at point 9. Maurice Sendak. Haven’t bothered with the others, in case they’re more sneaky advertising for US universities.


    September 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    • Author Ash Stone

      I apologize as the link must have been corrupted somehow in the pasting process. I have removed and replaced no 9 with a new link to an interesting You Tube video.

      Liked by 1 person

      September 4, 2015 at 12:37 pm

  5. Pingback: 10 Inspirational videos to help authors | Authors Helping Authors

    • Author Ash Stone

      Thank you very much.


      September 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm

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