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Writer achieving gold with mythical character (6)

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I believe the answer is:

author

'writer' is the definition.
(synonyms)

'gold with mythical character' is the wordplay.
'gold' becomes 'Au' (Au is the chemical symbol for gold).
'with' is a charade indicator (letters next to each other).
'mythical character' becomes 'Thor' (Norse god).
'au'+'thor'='AUTHOR'

'achieving' is the link.

(Other definitions for author that I've seen before include "Creative artist", "Dramatist", "Generator of written work", "Ford, for example", "Write".)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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