On most Fridays, Evan Peterson rounds up five stories from across the Web that scribes of all stripes should check out.
Coming off the Oscars, it’s appropriate to consider the topic: What’s the best movie ever about writing or a writer? One column offers some suggestion, including a top three.
It was also a week of refreshers, including when to use “it’s” and “myself.” Read on:
Best movie about a writer: The Academy Awards for screenwriting are likely the most interesting to writers. But despite all the great movies about writing, there’s no award for that category. In a piece for The New York Times, Roger Rosenblatt mentions several nominees for best movie about a writer or writing. These include two of my favorites, “The Lost Weekend” and “Sunset Boulevard,” but neither of those makes Rosenblatt’s top three.