I am a hardcore TEDaholic, and two of my favorite talks are a couple of very popular female writers talking about creativity:
I found both of these talks to be pretty interesting, and Elizabeth Gilbert and Amy Tan are both idiosyncratic speakers – Gilbert a relentlessly touchy feely therapist and Tan a quirkily wooden school principal. However, once you can get past this, there are some cool pretty cool ideas here. And whether or not you’re a fan of either of these two ladies, it’s still interesting to hear from people who have managed to maintain a high level of creativity after having achieved incredible commercial success.
The only thing I don’t buy into at all is Gilbert’s idea that we should think of our creativity as “daemons” that are separate from ourselves. It’s a recipe for schizophrenia, unless you’re a character in The Golden Compass.