In this amazing TED Talk, Chimamanda Adichie discusses amazing stories, the need for diversity in writing, and the danger of stereotypes. You absolutely have to watch this. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Ihs241zeg&w=560&h=315]
Today, I'm going to recommend that you take 15 minutes and watch something that is absolutely brilliant. Mac Barnett discusses the craft of fiction, lying to children, and creating meta-fiction. The man's creativity and imagination is stunning, especially when he starts talking about his time travel store.
(A HUGE thank you to Darshan Jain for sending me this video in the first place.)