If you’re not familiar with Tedtalks, you should be. This page on TedTalks Authors includes a number of speeches by authors on their writing experiences. (You can also find so much fascinating science and education speeches too).
I really enjoyed A.J. Jacobs, A Year Living Biblically, where he shares his experiences as an agnostic living by the 700 rules of the Bible.
Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat, Pray, Love, shares her writing thoughts in ‘Your Elusive Creative Genius”. I like her writing style, but didn’t really enjoy her book. I will try to read her other stuff to see if I like them. Her lecture, however, goes on about her experiences as a bestselling author, and the writing process.
And then there’s Shane Koyczan, a poet with words that just grip you hard and shakes you. His To This Day poem touches upon bullying and the impact words have on you….for a lifetime.
These are just a few of the many writers and poets, among scientists and educators, who share amazing stories through TedTalks. If you have favorites- post in comments.