Why are writers people that wad ruled paper?
December 16, 2009 7:04 AM Subscribe
What's the origin of the image of the frustrated writer? You know this character - crumpling his drafts into little balls and throwing them in the wastepaper basket, or staring endlessly at a blank page. What are some really early appearances of this image?
posted by voronoi to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
If you don't know the exact origin, examples of it from film and television would help.