Charlayne Hunter-Gault on propaganda and stereotypes in writing about Africa. (Be careful in your writing to reflect the humanity of people you profile and write about rather than tired stereotypes.)
You may watch a video interview with Michael Hastings, author of the infamous Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal, "The Runaway General," at YouTube.com. It gives insight, perhaps, into how Hastings was interpreting his subject when he wrote the profile.
Walter Mosley, mystery novelist, on writers as explorers
Amy Ellis Nutt, Pulitzer Prize winner for nonfiction, on curiosity, storytelling, and credibility.
Nonfiction author Malcolm Gladwell on seeing below the surface and why it's important that writers not make hasty judgments
Elizabeth Gilbert--author of the memoir Eat, Pray, Love--on creativity
Related: "Late Bloomers" by Malcolm Gladwell, a piece that debunks the notion that creative genius always appears in youth or is only the product of mysterious inspiration. Hard work pays off.
The following advice from writers is in printed form. Click the photos to go to the link.