When I wasn’t a writer, by which I mean when I earned my living through methods other than writing, I had no issue whatsoever in being creative.  My mind was always ticking over, always dreaming about new ideas and new scenarios.  No task,  since I left university, had ever been sufficiently challenging to shut off that part of my mind.  Creative writing was a necessity to me, the only means that I had at my disposal to get all of...

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