These are all good ideas, Larry, except creative is inherent. When you say “we’re all creative,” that’s true to a point. We can all be more creative, but outside of friends calling you “talented,” it’s not so much talent as expression. We can all express creative ideas. The ones who make their living from creative—who make it their life’s work—know it takes more than doodles to perform each day, coming up with truly creative ideas. That’s a gift, honed over many years, developed out of successes and failures.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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