Sunday, November 14, 2010

Favorite Fictional Writers

In my recent post at the Writer's Vineyard, I mentioned fictional writers in Showtime's Californication and Michael Chabon's Wonder Boys. It got me thinking about other books and movies that are about writers, and I decided to write a follow-up blog. I've love to hear which ones are your favorites; here are some that come to mind in no particular order:

The World According to Garp: "My husband doesn't putter. He's a writer."

The Shining: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."

Misery: "I'm your biggest fan."

As Good As It Gets: "How do you write women so well?" "I think of a man. And I take away reason and accountability."

Finding Neverland: No particular line here, just the scene where he manifests clowns in the middle of Hyde Park. I have to go in another room and sob.

Wonder Boys: "Oh no. He's narrating."

I know there's a bunch I'm forgetting, which is why I'm asking my writer buddies to supply their favorite, or at least memorable, movies and books about writers.