I was going to title this installment, "Feedback Sucks." I mean, I want to be honest with you, and, for at least the first few books, feedback really, really sucks. But it's also kind of awesome (once you get used to it) and it's completely indispensable, so it's time to talk about feedback: soliciting it, … Continue reading Getting Feedback: So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 5
It's time for some holiday spirit! I'm excited to announce that Deck the Stalls, a holiday anthology written especially for horse lovers, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! And not just because it includes an all-new story about Jules of The Eventing Series fame, but for all the other writers as well. Plus, it's for a great cause: … Continue reading New Horse Stories for the Holidays!
I can't believe Equine Affaire is only a couple of weeks away! Mid-November still sounds like months in the future, maybe because we've only just had our first cool spell here in central Florida - it's about sixty degrees this morning, guys! But it's true: Equine Affaire's Massachusetts expo, November 10th through 13th 2016, is … Continue reading Join Me at Equine Affaire 2016
So now you're blogging, right? You've read the first three parts of my series, and you're following all of my advice, not in a crazy follow-the-guru kind of way, but in a she's-been-down-this-road kind of way. You're thinking about the way you want to write, if you're going to write as true-to-life as you can, … Continue reading Making Writing a Habit: So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 4
Do you bet on horse racing? There's a sizable portion of the equestrian market who don't ever bet on horse racing, even if they do enjoy the sport itself. But you might be missing out on more than the excitement of shouting home your winning horse. You're also missing the opportunity to contribute to an equine industry … Continue reading The Hidden Benefits of Betting on Horse Racing
When you're getting ready to write a horse book, it's important to get one major hurdle out of the way first: Your thin skin. Look, we're all pretty tough. We're horse-people. We're used to getting beat up and dragged around -- both physically and mentally. But you have to be ready to take some heat … Continue reading Blogging Matters: So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 3
For me, writing horse books is rooted in authenticity. (This is the 2nd post in the series, So You Want To Write A Horse Book. Read the first post here.) This can get tiresome for a writer, when you're trying to follow a plot thread and find that it leads to a dead end, or … Continue reading Authentic Settings: So You Want To Write A Horse Book, Part 2