How to write a story about horses

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Best Horse Fiction (365 books)

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My Life Horse Riding

Galloping Horses by Xu Zechen, translated by Helen Wang

I'm going to be honest with you, Internet, because this feels like a safe place to share my darkest and most shameful secrets: I was a horse girl growing up. Now you might be thinking, "Oh, so you liked horses. I was a horse girl. Horses were my top priority at any given time. I had horse toys and horse jewelry. I had a horse journal, in which I wrote exclusively about horses.

In the beginning, I was of two minds: to write the story as a novel or to write it as a series of travel essays where I was not the focus, but a silent observant scribe. Regardless of the narration technique, the set-up would be the same — a group of ordinary yet adventurous women living a week each year in an extraordinary place on the edge of the Arctic circle, a remote oasis of peace in an otherwise noisy chaotic world. Horses, a beautiful setting, 24 hours of sunlight, fast rides —that was what I wanted to capture. The arc of the story would also be the same whether it was fiction or non-fiction: the early years when we traveled as a group of ten, unfamiliar with the place and each other; the middle years when the group once winnowed down to four and nearly flamed out; the later years that brought with them a renewed commitment to traveling together as long as we possibly could. The ending was amorphous, because we were still going every year. I had been writing fiction for years, so it was natural to first see the book as a novel with a third person, omniscient narrator. To begin writing a new new book of any kind takes a certain amount of delusional hope.

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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.

By clicking 'Sign Up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. Free eBook available to NEW subscribers only. Offer expires in three months, unless otherwise indicated. See full terms and conditions and this month's choices. A few years ago I was looking, as we readers usually are, for a good book. I had just finished reading a string of literary novels, the kind in which you are so busy admiring the writing that you lose track of the plot if there is one , and I was jonesing to lose myself in a story. Horse stories put me in mind of a certain period of my girlhood, when I wandered around the library too old for the magic and adventure stories I used to love but not quite sure what came next.

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  1. 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.

  2. Now, capture a few of your thoughts and feelings with these writing prompts about horses.

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