Resources for Writers and Seekers

A compilation of the best writer resources including videos, books and articles about writing and being inspired.

Videos on Writing

How to Write a Short Story

Kurt Vonnegut gives a list of tips on writing.

Be An Artist, Right Now!

Korean author Young-ha Kim invokes the world’s greatest artists to urge you to unleash your inner child.

Discussing Inspiration

Paulo Coelho talking about inspiration to write a book.

Novel Writing

The key to writing is concentration, not inspiration, says Salman Rushdie.

Novels Can Learn from Poetry

Jonathan Safran Foer discusses how literature is changing and what it can learn from poetry.

An Interview with Mona Simpson

On the Fly: Mona Simpson

Go Ahead, Judge That Book By Its Cover

Augusten Burroughs provides writers with insightful advice.

Robert Pinsky: How Do You Compose?

Robert Pinsky talks about how he composes poetry.

Conversation: Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is interviewed about “A Visit From the Goon Squad.”

Which Authors Influenced You?

Porochista Khakpour talks about writers who have influenced her.

Articles On Writing

“How To Write A Great Novel.”

This is an article featuring several different authors briefly describing the way they write. Read Article

“How to Write Great Fiction”

Jennifer Egan Explains the Steps. Read Article

Books On Writing

Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True

Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing True
by Elizabeth Berg

Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories

Writing Poetry To Save Your Life: How To Find The Courage To Tell Your Stories
by Maria Mazziotti Gillan

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
by Stephen King

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
by Anne Lamott

Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction

Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction
by Charles Baxter

Zen In The Art Of Writing

Zen In The Art Of Writing
by Ray D Bradbury

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
by Natalie Goldberg

The Elements of Style

The Elements of Style
by William Strunk

The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers

The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
by John Gardner

Modern Library Writer's Workshop

The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction
by Stephen Koch

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
by Steven Pressfield

Ernest Hemingway on Writing

Ernest Hemingway on Writing
by Larry W. Phillips

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One

How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One
by Stanley Fish

About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, & Five Interviews

About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, & Five Interviews
by Samuel R. Delany

Steering the Craft

Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew
by Ursula K. Le Guin

Reading Like a Writer

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them (P.S.)
by Francine Prose

A Book of Surrealist Games

A Book of Surrealist Games
by Alastair Brotchie

Videos On Meditation, Spirituality, & More

Unconditional Love

Dr. Wayne Dryer interviews Anita Moorjani.

Consciousness

A conversation with Deepak Chopra and Stuart Hameroff.

Stand Up, Speak Out!

Marianne Williamson at TEDxTraverseCity.

How to Be Yourself

Eckhart Tolle on being yourself.

10-Minute Meditation (Fully Guided)

Susan Piver offers a 10-minute meditation.

How to Know When You've Found Your Purpose in Life

Oprah Winfrey interviews Caroline Myss.

Articles On Spirituality

Living “Fearwards”

by Richard Moss
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Gnosticism Ancient and Modern

By Jay Kinney
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The Mystery of Iniquity: Does Evil Exist or Do Bad Things Just Happen?

By Dr. Stephan A. Holler
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What is Visionary Art?

By Alex Grey
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A Shaman’s Journey

By Kelley Harrell
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