Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DVD specials on authors ?

I would like to find videos or movies on the stories of inspirational authors or movies of people who wrote books to get me going on writing. I'll have to do some research on that and see if I can find anything. Sometimes I need some inspiration to get me going.


  1. you should subscribe to david farland's email list. he's a famous writer who sometimes teaches at byu. we met him at the state fair this summer and he's awesome! i started getting the emails about a week ago so i only have about 4 but they're all about starting out as a writer, common mistakes new writers make, survival tips for the business and lots of other things that i never though about but are so helpful! you sign up at
    also, have you seen "becoming jane", the movie w/ anne hathaway as jane austen? it's all about what her life may have been like and what may have inspired/affected her writing.

  2. I did see "Becoming Jane" but did not enjoy it due to certain parts that I felt did not stay within the moral character of the time. Some things I felt were too sexual and were not written well. I never watched it again. Sadly it is the only thing about Jane Austen that I do not plan on owning. If a few things in the script were different my opinion would be also. All I can say is "oh well."


Books I have far

  • A Promise to Believe in-10
  • A Tree grows in Brooklyn-6
  • A Year down Yonder-5
  • Book of a Thousand Days-8
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer-9
  • Catching Fire-10
  • Charlotte's Rose-9
  • City of Ashes-9
  • City of Bones-9
  • City of Glass-9
  • Cry the Beloved Country-6
  • Dawn's Prelude-10
  • Dead until Dark-5
  • Define Normal-8
  • Diary of Anne Frank-8
  • Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Enna Burning-7
  • Enthusiasm by Polly Shulman-8
  • Girlwood-10!!!!!
  • In the Forests of the Night-5
  • Jinx-7
  • Listening for Lions-9
  • Me, the Missing, and the Dead-7
  • Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac-5
  • Morning's Refrain-10
  • New Moon by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen-10
  • Pride and Prescience-10
  • River Secrets-8
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall-4
  • The Chosen-6
  • The Goose Girl-7
  • The Great Gatsby-6
  • The Host by Stephenie Meyer-10
  • The Hunger Games-10
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret-9
  • The Last Leaf-8
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society-7
  • The Persian Pickle Club-7
  • The Princess Academy-7
  • The Red Shoe-3
  • The Secret Garden-10
  • The Snows-7
  • The True meaning of Smekday-10
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer-8
  • Vampire Kisses-5