For a long time, mostly when I was a teenager, I would've told you I thought that people who were depressed were the most creative. That might have had something to do with the depression I suffered at the time. But now, I still wonder: Is there a link between depression and creativity? It certainly does seem that a lot of creative people get depressed. It can be a very fickle endeavour with lots of ups and downs. But even as recently as this year, I found myself in a depressive slump. It lasted throughout the summer, and admittedly I didn't get that much writing done as a teenager, either. It's only now, looking back on the last few months, that I notice how much darker and emptier my mind and imagination were. How can you create something with a blank mind? What are your thoughts on this? I'm really interested to know.