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6 Phrases About Creative Work I Won’t Use Anymore

It’s “work,” not a “labor of love.”

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Ever since I began working as a paid writer, when I was 16, I’ve heard writing and other creative work being described in ways that imply that it’s magical, somehow, that it’s beyond the capacity of everyday understanding. And while I won’t deny that there is something otherworldly about creative work, it also puts food…




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Yi Shun Lai

Yi Shun Lai

Diversity&Inclusion educator. Author, Pin Ups (9/20). Columnist, The Writer mag.; @gooddirt. Psst: Say “yeeshun.” You can do it!

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