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Writing realistic horses in fiction (1)

How to Write Realistic Horses in Fiction

Horses are legends of fiction. Novels such as Black Beauty and movies such as Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron have graced the storytelling market for years. And horses are almost always the preferred mode of transportation when it comes to fantasy novels (except, of course, when there are dragons). But over the years, something began […]


3 Tips For Writing Strong Family Relationships

Family.  The mere word has the power to create a multitude of feelings—hope, excitement, frustration, love, anger, and a whole barrage of memories and mixed emotions.  And this is exactly the power that writing strong family relationships can have. The characters that you weave together and craft are influential, sparking emotion in your readers and […]

Writing during difficult times

How To Write During Difficult Times

Have you ever found yourself caught up in a difficult season? Has the rain ever poured down with the streaming of your tears? Or has the thunder ever flashed above the pounding of your heart? I’m sure you’ve experienced those confusing moments when your emotions seem to change as quickly as the winds. Maybe you’re […]


How to Become a More Productive Writer

You’ve probably heard stories of super-productive writers. Writers like Brandon Sanderson, who wrote 5 books during the COVID-19 lockdown. Writers like Agatha Christie, who regularly wrote 3–4 books every year, even at the height of a very busy career.  Writers like Stephen King, who writes at least six pages every day and says that a […]

3 things we can learn from JRR Tolkien

3 Lessons We Can Learn From J.R.R. Tolkien

Have you ever read or watched The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings and thought, “Wow, the man who penned this was a true master at his craft”?  Maybe you’ve wondered how you can write like J.R.R. Tolkien: make scenes memorable, characters engaging, and weave themes naturally through your stories. If you’ve asked these […]