Do you long to share your horse’s story with the world? Is your mare’s personality worthy of a manga series? Are your gelding and his herd buddy the perfect next Marvel duo (if they would only wear capes)?
Horses changed my life. They made me a bestselling author, professional trainer/teacher and (most importantly) a much less boring person. I spent multiple decades observing and learning from an eclectic, ever-changing herd – and yet the first time I tried to write about them, I hit a wall.
It’s hard to put into words all the things we know as horse people. The difference between the friendly and the warning flicks of an ear. How a horse’s entire personality can be shown with one little snort or side-eye. The way they clearly soften to one person – and clearly withdraw from another – all without changing their body position.
Writing a book that hit local and Amazon bestseller lists was transformative for me. In the process of finding the words and paragraphs to capture the horses’ personalities, I discovered so much more than how to write.
In crafting an authentic story about horses – one that impacts the reader – I had to dig deeper into my horsemanship practice and skills. I thought I’d be learning about storyline and dialogue – but those were minor compared to what I learned about my horses and myself.
I thought I’d be learning about storyline and dialogue – but those were minor compared to what I learned about my horses and myself.
For the first time ever, I’m sharing how writing about horses helped me grow my horsemanship skills to the next level.
And how horsemanship helped me become a better writer – and actually reach my childhood dream of publishing a horse book.
Please join me at the farm for a 3-hour workshop on horsemanship, writing and how they intersect in such wonderful ways. Agenda will include:
- demos and hands-on work with my horses (they would like you to call them “muses” during the workshop lol);
- specific writing exercises to help your words flow; and
- micro-lesson on storylines, agents & the publishing process.
Spaces are limited (to allow one-on-one time). No horse or professional writing experience is required.
Date: Sat, October 7
Time: 9 am – noon
Where: Driftwood, Texas
To register, or for more information, contact Lynn.