By Linda Skeers
You’ve been writing and revising until your brain cells are sizzling. It’s time for a short break to give yourself a chance to recharge.
But what can you do?
Curl up with a cold beverage, bowl of hot buttered popcorn, and watch a movie about… writers! Hey – peeking into the lives of other writers, their craft, and trials and tribulations are almost a kind of research, right?
Here’s a list to get you started on your cinematic journey!
FINDING FORRESTER (2000) – novelist William Forrester mentors a high school basketball player with a passion for writing.
STRANGER THAN FICTION (2006) – how does a novelist kill off their main character when that character doesn’t want to die?
AUTHORS ANONYMOUS (2014) – a hilarious look at a writer’s critique group. You’ve all been in a group with some of these characters…
Writers with a touch of romance:
ROMANCING THE STONE (1984)
THE JEWEL OF THE NILE (sequel 1985)
THE BOYFRIEND SCHOOL (1990)
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (1998)
Writer’s block and ethical/moral dilemmas:
WONDER BOYS (2000)
THE WORDS (2012)
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (2018)
Based on real writers
FINDING NEVERLAND (2004)
MISS POTTER (2006)
BECOMING JANE (2007)
On the spooky and suspenseful side:
THE SHINING (1980)
SECRET WINDOW (2004)
THE GHOST WRITER (2010)
Put your favorite movie about writing or writers in the comment section!
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