Why I Write about Elves: Terry Brooks at TEDxRainier

Prolific bestselling author of epic fantasy literature, Terry Brooks shares what inspires him to write, discusses what writers and readers bring to written works, and explores how fantasy literature can be a domain for resolving challenging questions and issues.

Terry Brooks has been a writer since the age of ten. His first novel, The Sword of Shannara, became the first work of fiction to appear on the New York Times Trade Paperback Bestseller List. He has written thirty bestselling novels, the most recent published in August 2012, as well as a book adaptation of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

This talk was given at TEDxRainier in Seattle on November 10, 2012. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

How to Write Fiction As A Non-Fiction Author with Joanna Penn

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Do you write non-fiction but secretly want to write a novel? Are you confused about the process? Do you think you’re not creative enough, or worry that you don’t have enough ideas? Are you afraid that writing a novel might be a waste of time with no return on investment or practical use in your business? In this practical and inspiring webinar replay, I take you through – how to use your strengths as a non-fiction writer through organization and structure, research, work ethic and a focus on self-development to help you write your novel – specific ways to get your first draft done – tackling the fear of failure – how to find ideas and fill the creative well – how to learn the extra skills you need and why the writing craft is like an iceberg – the business of fiction and why it’s not a waste of time, plus tips on how to make money with fiction

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