The Man Who Invented Christmas

I finally watched The Man Who Invented Christmas with Dan Stevens. It’s a great holiday film about the journey that lead to Charles Dickens writing his timeless classic, A Christmas Carol. The performances were really good, as was the reminder that the publishing world really hasn’t changed in the past 180 years. Sometimes an author has to take on the roles of publisher and marketer just to tell the story that is burning in their heart. And sometimes that story can change the world. What I loved most about the film though was the depiction of the writing process. I can’t speak for other authors but I can certainly relate to the writers block, the get-the-name-right-and-the-character-appears, the walking around with the characters and talking to them; and the desperation to write something when inspiration strikes. The last scene where the characters open their book was priceless. The movie is available on Amazon Prime, if you haven’t seen it.

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