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"From the Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius"

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I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it's more than that, of course. It is also my great llofieng love and fascination. And I don't expect that that's ever going to cghnae. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened recently in my life and in my ceaerr, which has caused me to have to recalibrate my whole relationship with this work. And the peculiar thing is that I recently wrote this book, this memoir called "Eat, Pray, Love" which, decidedly unlike any of my previous books, went out in the world for some reason, and became this big, mega-sensation, international bestseller thing. The result of which is that everywhere I go now, people treat me like I'm doomed. Seriously — dmeood, doomed! Like, they come up to me now, all worried, and they say, "Aren't you aaifrd you're never going to be able to top that? Aren't you afraid you're going to keep wirting for your whole life and you're never again going to create a book that anybody in the world cares about at all, ever again?"

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I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it's more than that, of course. It is also my great ________ love and fascination. And I don't expect that that's ever going to ______. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened recently in my life and in my ______, which has caused me to have to recalibrate my whole relationship with this work. And the peculiar thing is that I recently wrote this book, this memoir called "Eat, Pray, Love" which, decidedly unlike any of my previous books, went out in the world for some reason, and became this big, mega-sensation, international bestseller thing. The result of which is that everywhere I go now, people treat me like I'm doomed. Seriously — ______, doomed! Like, they come up to me now, all worried, and they say, "Aren't you ______ you're never going to be able to top that? Aren't you afraid you're going to keep _______ for your whole life and you're never again going to create a book that anybody in the world cares about at all, ever again?"

Solution

  1. change
  2. afraid
  3. lifelong
  4. writing
  5. career
  6. doomed

Original Text

I am a writer. Writing books is my profession but it's more than that, of course. It is also my great lifelong love and fascination. And I don't expect that that's ever going to change. But, that said, something kind of peculiar has happened recently in my life and in my career, which has caused me to have to recalibrate my whole relationship with this work. And the peculiar thing is that I recently wrote this book, this memoir called "Eat, Pray, Love" which, decidedly unlike any of my previous books, went out in the world for some reason, and became this big, mega-sensation, international bestseller thing. The result of which is that everywhere I go now, people treat me like I'm doomed. Seriously — doomed, doomed! Like, they come up to me now, all worried, and they say, "Aren't you afraid you're never going to be able to top that? Aren't you afraid you're going to keep writing for your whole life and you're never again going to create a book that anybody in the world cares about at all, ever again?"

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Important Words

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