On the Writer's Digest Web site, I found this video of Jodi Picoult's keynote address at the BEA Conference. Ms. Picoult, best-selling author of adult novels, talks about how she became a writer and some of the fascinating research she's done for three of her novels.
Here are a couple gems from her speech:
"Writing isn't about waiting for the muse; it's about discipline."
"It's easier to edit a bad page than a blank page."