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Myth and Shakespeare

posted Sep 20, 2015, 10:38 AM by crystal carroll
I'm currently working on a couple of writing projects that oh, sellable, isn't the word that comes to mind when describing them. But really that's the beauty of self-publishing. I'm writing to write.

I'm assembling some of my non-The City Mythology stories and fleshing out some additional ones. Mainly this is a project in editing. Since each of these stories was written individually, and I'm working on turning them into a cohesive collection. Then writing some pieces that connect the themes.

While I was looking through my short stories, I realized that I've written a lot of Literature stories. Jane Eye and Rochester's wedding night. A modern retelling of Northanger Abbey. A lot of Shakespeare. After looking over the material, I've decided to put out a collection of short stories based on Shakespeare plays. Let's face it, with the exception of two stories, William (sorry Baconites) was retelling older stories anyway. The stories will either flesh out various analyses of the plays (such as Ophelia was pregnant in "Hamlet") or put the focus on women in the plays (such as while Oberon thinks of Titania's changeling as a king's son, Titania won't give him up because he's the son of a friend who died in childbirth, which never comes up again in the play). I have about 90% of the material I'll need. Although, then shall come the editing.

I figured in between writing stories, I should post to say something. So, I have.