Title

Beating Drums in the Caves of the Underworld

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

7-11-2014

Publication Title

Creativity and Writing Pedagogy: Linking Creative Writers, Teachers and Researchers

ISSN

9781781793237

Abstract

Writing a story is on the surface only a matter of discipline, but I argue that inherent in the creative process is a battle between order and chaos documented in the earliest myths of civilization. I examine several myths about the journey to the underworld to suggest that these stories are metaphors for the biology and psychology that empower the creative process.

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