Writing | Creativity

The Shadow Side of Creativity

And the benefits of shadow work for creatives

Many creatives create their best work in times of sadness and turmoil because they merge emotions into the work to better tell the story. (Photo: mohamed Hassan)

If you wanted to make a jolly person with no predisposition to depression sad, you could isolate him from his friends, stick him in front of a computer for hours a day, feed him a typical writer’s diet — breakfast biscuits and frozen meals — and convince him that his self-worth…

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