I may have been the last person on earth to hear about www.ted.com. If you are, in fact, the last person to hear about it not me, I highly recommend checking it out. If you think YouTube and Pinterest is addictive . . . watch out for this one.
Ted, as I like to call him, has the tagline “Ideas Worth Spreading.” The site has 1,000+ twenty-or-so minute lectures, fireside chats really, by experts in fields such as the arts, technology, design, global issues, and business.
I heard about Ted a year ago when I was knee-deep in editing my novel. A friend suggested I watch Elizabeth Gilbert’s (of Eat, Pray, Love fame) talk on nurturing the creative process. It moved me to tears – not because it was sad, but because it resonated with the writer within me.
Since my first viewing, I have watched Elizabeth’s talk several more times and recommended it to others (including you). Her lecture isn’t just for writers. It is for all creative people . . . which means everyone on the planet, right?
Just make sure you have twenty minutes (or more!) to spare from your creative pursuits when you take a look at the site. Remember, I said it was addictive.