A week ago, novelist/mental_floss YouTube channel host John Green returned to his alma mater, Kenyon College, to drop some knowledge. Green graduated in 2000, and since then has gone on to make a Tumblr and write some books and stuff. If you're a John Green fan, block out an hour and enjoy this.
Discussed: genre fiction, why stories matter, "Happy birthday, sir, despite the circumstances," the many things he cribbed from his professors, the 65% true fleece vest story, a Q&A session, and much more. (The fleece vest story is kind of a Kenyon classic; it starts around 14:30.)