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What Does Writer’s Work Really Mean?

What is a typical image of a writer? Well, usually people imagine a writer as a person who sits in a cozy armchair with the air of thoughtfulness on his face; he sips cognac and thinks about the existence. Then he relocates to the table and half an hour later his pen/keyboard produces a masterpiece of modern literature. After that our genius goes to the editor and a month later we can see his novel on the racks of the bookstores with a tag ‘Bestseller’ on it. Another version: a writer is racing to and fro in one end of the room like a lunatic, his hair in mess, his chin unshaven and his mind full of obsessive-compulsive thoughts. Then all of a sudden he hits a pen and starts writing feverishly and several hours later falls asleep, exhausted and jaded. Then his wife enters a room, picks the scripts, reads it and gets thunderstruck by his genius. She grabs the papers and goes to the publishing company where everyone faints because of the brilliance of the novel, and voila – he’s a millionaire!

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