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
Things I’ve Been Writing Coursework My main focus has been on writing and recording the core lessons for How to be the Heroine of Your Own Story. These are now complete and if you’re a Lady Writers League member, you still have a few days to apply to beta test it for free. There’s still a… Read More
For this nicely, numerically repetitive Bloomsday (which happens to fall on a Thursday, like the original in 1904), I thought I would put together a list of resources for those who (like me) have been putting off the pleasure of reading James Joyce’s Ulysses. Bloomsday, in case you’ve forgotten, is the day on which the events… Read More
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