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Neal Shusterman

Making Stained Glass: A Surprisingly Great Way to Recharge Your Writing

When your consuming creative passion is also your career, sometimes your joy turns into terror. Deadlines! Taxes! Bills! Everything becomes dependent on your ability to pull creative coherence out of your brain—not just when you feel like it, but on a daily basis. Writing is how I earn my living, so I must perform. I must produce. And although I love what I do, I don’t have the luxury of sitting back to enjoy it. Being a professional writer is like leaping off a cliff, and discovering that you can fly… and then realizing that once you start flying, you can never land…

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