I've been a fan of Susan Jane Gilman's writing since I read her memoirs Hypocrite In a Pouffy White Dress and Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven -- books I read based on a single quote from her former high school writing teacher Frank McCourt who said, “Thank you, O Lord, for sending us Susan Gilman’s tales.”
I have to say I agree.
Gilman gave a Ted X Talk in Zurich earlier this year and the talk has just been posted to The YouTubes. It is well worth watching for artist and/or anyone who contemplates making art.
Seriously, you should watch it.