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.


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.


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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