by Kassandra Lamb ~ Horse lovers like myself, who also happen to be writers (or readers), will get a kick out of this post by Maggie Toussaint, comparing writing fiction to the gaits of horses.
It’s a fun post!
The gait of a horse can be compared to story writing, editing, and even marketing. During the creation of a story world and its characters, the initial feeling authors have is often prancing or flighty. Authors shy away from some ideas and gallop like the wind toward others.
Along the way of getting the first draft composed, we settle into our conception of the main characters and the story world, which I liken to a contented canter.
Sometimes, ideas really sync, and the story flow becomes a dressage horse so that the momentum is precisely choreographed to a music only the author hears. Other times a story can fight the author like a bucking bronc, letting us know that our preconceived ideas are wrong, wrong, wrong… READ MORE
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