As a child, my first horse’s name was Red. The name held no great imagination, but that was his name when my dad bought him. He was a
We all have our bug-a-boos, or things that will stop us from reading a story. For me, it’s certain words related to horses. I’ll own that I might
Knowing how to talk about the size of a horse might seem like a mundane topic but a writer should know certain trigger words because their incorrect use is
Recently I did a presentation called “Horses for Writers” for my local ACFW chapter. As I prepared, I was amazed at the amount of basic equestrian terminology require
Organic Writing Organic writing is described as ‘seat of the pants’ writing where story falls out of the pen possibly leading down the dark halls of no return.
When I was a kid and wanted to learn to ride, I spent hours practicing not just for a summer but year after year. I took lessons riding
While I am writing each day, a myriad of unresolved questions swarm my mind. Should I pursue traditional publishing? What about Indy? Should I continue to enter contests?
As writers we are told to discover or determine our character’s worst fear. Is she afraid of losing someone? Losing a job? Sickness? Losing her life? I had
What is a Dressage Test? A dressage test is a performance done by a horse and rider. There is a prescribed pattern during which the rider and horse
Writing the end should be a peak among peaks for a writer but the problem with mountains is they rise out of valleys. The highs and lows for