Inhabiting Homer

So I am thinking about writing about Troy, and I want to do it in a way that avoids pretty much everything Homer did with it. Who cares about the Muses, Agamemnon and Achilles? I want to figure out what Helen was thinking, and all those normal soldiers killing and dying in the shadow of the Great Hero Guys. I want to know what the Trojan horse was thinking and how the people of Troy had anything left to eat after the first two years.

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Also, I want to make it beautiful and dignified, so, yeah probably back to blank verse, that go-to meter of English poetry. And I want to say something about beauty and war and femininity and masculinity. And if I want to ever have the chance of getting published, it will probably need to be less than 50 lines long.

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Easy peasy.

One comment on “Inhabiting Homer

  1. Dina Honour says:

    I have a short story floating around about a contemporary Helen who longs to be beautiful, and she longs for the soil of home, wonders if they miss her for who she is…etc. I love the idea of bringing the everyday into the myth–the ones whose names are forgotten because no one thought to write them down. Write them down. In 5 words or less ;-).

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