Five Books to Help You Write That Novel You’re Always Talking About

Five Books to Help You Write That Novel You’re Always Talking About

Is there a killer idea for a novel gnawing at the back of your mind?  Are you stuck inside with some extra time on your hands?  While quarantine isn’t exactly conducive to creativity with all the anxiety and lack of privacy it can bring with it, it is a good time for self-evaluation and getting some extra projects done.  Here are five of the best books on writing from some of the world’s top authors to get you inspired and FINALLY at work on that novel you’re always talking about writing!   1. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft …

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and the Literary Tradition of Horror

‘The Haunting of Hill House’ and the Literary Tradition of Horror

Happy Halloween! If you are a horror fan and you haven’t watched the Netflix adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s masterpiece The Haunting of Hill House, I highly recommend you sit down for the ten hours it takes to watch it all. If you have read the book the series is based upon you will realize that it is the definition of a very loose adaptation. Many names are recycled, plot points reused, and broad strokes painted, but in the end the story is very different. And this is a good thing.    The Haunting of Hill House already received a very faithful cinematic …

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’’s Elizabeth Moss to Star in ‘Shirley’

‘The Handmaid’s Tale’’s Elizabeth Moss to Star in ‘Shirley’

Elizabeth Moss has been in plenty of Shirley Jackson adaptations, including The Lottery, but she’ll become the author herself in her newest film. Alongside Michael Stuhlbarg, Moss will star in Shirley, based off the 2014 novel by Susan Scarf Merrell that follows a graduate student and his wife who move in with Jackson and her husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman.   via Goodreads The film is set to be directed by Josephine Decker with the screenplay written by Sarah Gubbins. There is no estimated release date for Shirley yet, but filming is scheduled to start this summer.    Featured image via Los Angeles Times