The underworld is perhaps the most important motif in mythology and literature – tied up with ideas about life, the afterlife, belief, culture, storytelling, and the psyche, it’s the setting of humanity’s reckoning with the ephemeral nature of mortality.
As writers, we can use the motif of the underworld in two aspects:
The underworld as world of adventure
The underworld as world of the dead
Have you ever taken a writing course? Have you considered creating a course yourself? As I’ve now written two online courses and have started work on my third, I thought that some students and teachers of writing might be interested in the way I approach designing and writing my writing courses. I hope that this… Read More
Dear Writers, Don’t forget that How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story is on pre-order until 10 December. This is the best best best price at which it will ever be available, and I wouldn’t want you to miss it if you’re interested in taking the course. Things I’ve (Gone and) Done I’ve… Read More
Things I’ve been writing Once again, no new stories. I’m still editing The Female Correspondent. It’s taking a while because I’m using it as a test subject for my editing worksheet bundle, and my upcoming course, How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story. One thing I’ve gratefully realised, as I edit these stories that I… Read More
Things I’ve been Writing Coursework I decided to spend April focusing on a couple of long-term projects that always get put on the back-burner: Rest on Your Laurels (a course on sonnet construction), and Reading Influences (a series of lectures on how writers are influenced by other writers). Since I don’t fancy the task of… Read More
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