Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Location! Location! Location!

Yeah, Marsyas is finished, and I thought I'd share that the story takes place in Ancient Greece.

Thinking back to the four previous stories in the Mythological Messes Redux series, only one [Double Punch takes place largely in San Francisco] has a footing in contemporary times.  Mount Olympus, various temples, residential dwellings, settings out amongst nature and a forge are where most of the important things take place in this series.

A great deal of information is known about what life was during this time and the scenery is also fairly well established, which offers a good base to write a story based in this period.  The series is founded in giving mythological characters a second chance at a new ending and I think from the offer through to the outcome needs to be plausible.  The most difficult part in writing this series is when I needed to take a known site and manipulate it enough to suit the story, without creating something that wouldn't be possible during that period.

Yes, I love a challenge, and you'll have to check out Marsyas when it's released to see how it all turns out.

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