Movies about Writers and Writing

It's the weekend, and it's time to relax. If you're looking for movie ideas, here's my list of films about writers or writing. There are lots of adaptations and biographies/biopics. What would you add? Absence of Malice Adaptation Almost Famous Author, Author Authors Anonymous Barfly Barton Fink Before Sunset Breakfast at Tiffany's Capote Deathtrap Deconstructing Harry Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Finding Forrester Finding Neverland Gothic Hannah and Her Sisters Impromptu Iris Isn’t She Great Julia Julie and Julia Kafka Kill Your Darlings Manhattan Marley and Me Midnight in Paris Misery Miss Potter Moulin Rouge Naked Lunch Quills Romancing the Stone Saving Mr. Banks Secret Window Shadowlan

You Think You’ve Got it, but You Don’t . . . OR . . . Does it Pass the Smell Test? The Magnifying Gl

Mystery Readers, share your examples of stories and novels where, in your opinion, the writer missed the target. I’ve recognized a theme in the past month, and it’s this “Ah, ha!” moment I relate to you now. It’s about the hard work of beta-testing your plans. Recently I had the joy of transporting teenage athletes one hundred miles to a high school sports tournament. I expect many of you have done this more often than have I. The tournament arena zinged with energy, noises, and bodies. Athletes, trainers, coaches, referees, parents & relatives, sports vendors, tournament organizers, and emergency medical folks each added their own special gemmeinschaft to this controlled chaos. I gravitated

Badge Bunny?

I have a great appreciation for law enforcement, the justice system and the law. My ties to the field go back to high school, when I did an internship with the local Commonwealth's Attorney's office, and continues to this day. My quest for justice and in helping others is a part of me. With such insight comes also responsibility, whereby I seek to infuse my writing with truths (and topics of research) personal to me. In voicing my love for law enforcement, while attending the Citizen's Police Academy, I made a faux pas. For months, I’ve been telling everyone that will listen how I am a “badge bunny,” but it wasn’t until I sought out Urban Dictionary that I discovered exactly what I was pr

How to Start a Theme Book Group

Theme book groups are fun. The members pick a theme, read a book of their choice based on the theme, and meet to talk about what they read. But beware: you’re in constant danger of going home with a runaway TBR list! In the Murder on Tour group featured in Murder at the Book Group, the members read mysteries set in geographical locations. In the opening chapter, the group talks about the books they read with Florida settings. Titles include The Paperboy by Pete Dexter, Key Largo by Raymond Chandler, and The Deep Blue Good-By by John MacDonald. In the second Hazel Rose Book Group mystery, Murder at the Moonshine Inn, the Murder on Tour group travels back in time to the ancient world via Silve

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