What to Read This Week: Links for Writers

Here’s a roundup of articles relevant to writers.

A great interview with Jason Hall, the writer behind American Sniper. Turns out, he became friends with the film’s subject, Chris Kyle, and turned in his finished script the day before Kyle was killed.images

Woody Allen will be writing and directing a TV series for Amazon. Whoa. Story here.

Is Neil Gaiman sick of being asked, “How do you become a writer?” Maybe.

Here‘s a great blog post that works as an excellent pep talk. The writer talks about dealing with pain, failure, and how to stay positive.

Awards Stuff:

imgresWhiplash is an original screenplay by Damien Chazelle. So why is it nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars this year?

Selma was snubbed in a lot of key categories of the Oscar noms this year. Was racism a factor? Yes, this article says, but it wasn’t the only factor.

If you missed the Golden Globes, here are the high points – Tina and Amy’s opening monologue, and some of the most moving speeches of the night.

The Best Actress Category rarely overlaps with the Best Picture category at the Oscars, while the Best Actor category nearly always does. Article here.

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