Writer Workshop November 18th, 2015

(Posted by chris the cynic)

Those of you who also frequent Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings will find this somewhat familiar.  Here, as there, it was requested that there be a regular post to talk about writing projects (and other artwork-creation). Thus this post exists.

Pencil by Elisa Xyz

What are you working on? How are you feeling about it? What thoughts and/or snippets would you like to share? How does your activism work into your art? What tropes are you hoping to employ and/or avoid? Are there any questions you’d like to ask or frustrations you’d like to vent?  Writing workshop below!

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One thought on “Writer Workshop November 18th, 2015

  1. alexseanchai November 20, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Trying to translate some Ovid. I haven’t translated Latin in easily nine years. I don’t know how I’m going to get through the whole of the Arachne-and-Minerva and Pyrrha-and-Deucalion episodes in a reasonably timely fashion, since it took a half hour to get to the ploddingly literal “Minerva had listened to such words of the Muses and she had approved their songs and their just resentment;” from the first two lines of Metamorphoses VI, and I want the translation to be pretty.

    I mean, if I put it in iambic pentameter (if I can put it all in iambic pentameter, which I’m not sure), I get:

    Minerva listened to the Muses’ words
    and she approved their songs and their just wrath;

    which is not…bad. But. (And also I haven’t ever actually read the end of Metamorphoses V, I just glanced at that to confirm presence of otherwise confusing Muses. So IDK if “wrath” or “anger” or “resentment” is the best translation of “iram” here!)

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