Suspend Your Disbelief

Shop Talk |

Bookish Gift Idea #27: Movies about fiction writers


Fiction writers in real life are not usually much fun to watch at work–we sit quietly in the corners of coffee shops or in cramped little offices, hunched over our computers or notebooks, quietly talking to ourselves or making faces as we block out our scenes. But in movies, fiction writers are glamorous, exciting, and even heroic. How about one of these movies for the writer in your life?

At the very least, he or she may get a laugh out of the way Hollywood portrays writing. Ah, if only…

If you’ve got other movies about fiction writers, share them in the comments! And check back here at the FWR blog every day until the end of the month for more bookish gift ideas.


Join the Discussion

  • Misha

    Throw Momma from the Train. I look up the scene showing Billy Crystal’s frustrations trying to finish the sentence “The night was…” on youtube whenever I feel blocked.

Literary Partners