In a previous live I did take a college writing class. The class was about writing mysteries. We had to read several mystery books and critque them. For our final project we had to write a short mystery story. We had to define our characters, develop a plot and connect the reader to the story. I did okay but it was not a 'masterpiece.' When I started writing about Homer I rmembered what I was taught about writing about what I know. So in developing the story about Homer I used my own experiences. Many of Homers' adventures are based on fact. You as the reader will have to determine which are real and which are fiction.