How to write a story about horses

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how to write a story about horses

Writing Horses: The Fine Art of Getting It Right by Judith Tarr

How far can a horse travel in a day? What does a horse eat? When is a brown horse really a sorrel (or a bay, or a dun)? What do tack and withers and canter mean?

In this long-awaited and much-requested book based on her Horseblog at Book View Cafe, author and horse breeder Judith Tarr answers these questions and many more. She looks at horses from the perspective of the writer whose book or story needs them as anything from basic transport to major plot device, and provides definitions, explanations, and links and references for further research--leavened with insight into the world of the horse and the humans who both use and serve him.

How fast can a horse run? What happens when a foal is born? How have humans and horses evolved together over the millennia? And above all, what mistakes do writers most often make when writing about horses, and how can the educated writer avoid them?

Here is a guide to the fine art of getting it right.
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Write What You Love: Get Started Writing About Horses

Like everyone else, horsepeople love a good story. Some of us go a step further and yearn to tell our own horse stories or write our own books. Like riding, however, writing takes a disciplined approach to master, along with lots of practice. Fortunately, we can build on what we already know to make the overall learning process go smoothly. Like riding, writing is a skill that takes a disciplined approach to master, along with lots of practice.

How to Write a Fictional Story About Horses. Horses can make for a very interesting topic for a story. Many people are fascinated with these.
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If you write fantasy, you probably have a horse or two in your story. I took riding lessons for years and read way too many books about them, both fictional and non-fictional. When I started writing my first fantasy novel, you had better bet I had horses in it! But not every writer is a horse person. They always say write what you know, and I knew horses so that was what I wrote. Ready to arm yourself with some horse knowledge?

A curated and edited blogging community can be the best place to start. Take your time to read Of Horse and learn what kind of stories resonate with others. Then click the Write for Of Horse link to sign up. Take a deep breath and jot down your ideas. Take this time to proofread your story, aloud or quietly, and scan for typos or awkward phrasing. This is it. Pat yourself on the back and get to thinking about your next great tale!

How to write a horse book. Is no topic dearer to you than the world of horses? Do you devour whatever equestrian literature you can get your hands on? Has it been your dream to write a book yourself, to tell others about the magical relationship between humans and equines? But how? Where will I find the time, you ask.

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