Category: Writing Process

  • Sentient Magic, Part 2

    Sentient Magic, Part 2

    Fishbone’s First Rule of Storytelling with Gods: If you experience a deus-ex-machina ending, be prepared to suffer in the sequel. Greg R. Fishbone Programming Notes This week’s Rage, “Something Holy and Immortal,” is the 27th weekly installment of my Iliad retelling and an uninterrupted string of weekly postings in verse. It’s been a fun and…

  • Sentient Magic, Part 1

    Sentient Magic, Part 1

    Should Greek Mythology be shelved as fantasy, paranormal, or historical? Where We Are This is the first in a series of newsletter posts looking at the Greek mythology as a magic system. These deities, once an integral part of ancient art, philosophy, and religious practice, weren’t originally created to be literary tropes. But over thousands…

  • Ability Inclusion

    Ability Inclusion

    Disrupting the Trojan War: Part 5 You Are Here… …at the fifth in a planned series of five essays on disrupting ancient texts. These essays present my own understanding as I continue to evolve the approach I’m using to write stories set in the world of Greek mythology. And while each essay represents nothing more…

  • LGBTQ Representation in Greek Mythology

    LGBTQ Representation in Greek Mythology

    Disrupting the Trojan War: Part 4 Ancient myths would have been useful tools for people to work through gender, orientation, and other identity issues in a safe space. You Are Here… …at the fourth in a planned series of five essays on disrupting ancient texts. These essays present my own understanding as I continue to…

  • Neurodiversity in Greek Mythology

    Neurodiversity in Greek Mythology

    Disrupting the Trojan War: Part 3 When the Trojans confused neurodivergence with madness, they missed their best chance to save their civilization from collapse. You Are Here… …at the third in a planned series of five essays on disrupting ancient texts. These essays present my own understanding as I continue to evolve the approach I’m…

  • Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Greek Mythology

    Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Greek Mythology

    Disrupting the Trojan War: Part 2 Overview This is the second in a planned series of five essays on disrupting ancient texts, focusing on Mythoversal’s disruption of the Trojan War in Rage and Amazons. Our first essay explored issues of gender and agency in the genre of ancient mythology. This second essay deals with ethnic…