I'm working on an entry for Season Four of the Grey Rooms podcast (if anyone's familiar with it). Any review thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I'm so familiar with these characters from other writing that I have a tendency to forget details that a new reader wouldn't know. I need some fresh eyes.
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So, I needed to check a few basic facts and refresh my memory on some of the generally accepted studies regarding the identities of Satan and Lucifer, since I'm using that to inform my character development in one of my stories. I did what I often do when I need a refresher: I went to Wikipedia.
Oh. My. Word.
The demonology, Satan, devil, demon and Lucifer pages are completely useless. Poorly written, poorly researched, poorly cited or cited only from Bible passages. The worst of it is citing a Bible passage and interpreting it in plain English without reference at all to the original Greek or Hebrew, which is actually in question among theologians and anthropologists who study the Bible.
I have a feeling one of my next writing projects is going to be organizing and writing a proper Wikipedia page for Lucifer, even if it's just for my own reference because this is ridiculous.
I have written very few poems in my writing life. Generally, I'm not good with poetry. I have been known to say that I out-right hate it. Occasionally--very occasionally--I'll find some I like.
Several years ago, I took an online writing class which included a poetry unit. Getting me to write poetry for that class was like pulling teeth and only my aunt managed to actually coax anything decent out of me. So, for your reading pleasure, here's the only poem I've ever written that I'm actually proud of.
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