Meanwhile, at Big Think Jason Gots writes “The ‘tortured writer’ has been Woody Allen-ized into a kind of embarrassing caricature. We picture him in a bare studio apartment, hunched over at a collapsing, secondhand card table, surrounded by crumpled up pieces of paper and possibly clutching at his furrowed brow.”
What do you guys think? Has the “tortured writer” become a caricature? Should writing be a painful pursuit, or do we just pretend it is so that the act feels a little more romantic?
The polls are open.