Vernon Hardapple, the Muse

There is a scene in the movie Wonder Boys that is hilarious and educational for writers.  Michael Douglas portrays Grady Tripp, a college professor who garnered critical acclaim with his first novel and has been stuck for seven years, unable to repeat his initial success.  Robert Downey, Jr. shines as Terry Crabtree, his editor who desperately needs Tripp to complete his sophomore offering, now a whopping 2,000 pages.  Toby McGuire is spot-on as James Leer, Trippâ€...


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