ink-slinger

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ink-slinger

slang A writer, especially one who produces a large amount of low-quality material for a living. I spent a lot of time after college as an ink-slinger for various newspapers and magazines while working on my first novel.
References in classic literature ?
One of their silly offices with a couple of ink-slingers of no consequence; poor, scribbling devils.
Or maybe the cartoonist who occasionally dons a reporter's hat is a member of a new breed of ink-slingers (if not a throwback to the Bill Mauldin school of cartooning), going beyond the gag, truth-seeking with pen in hand.