HI Everyone! Happy Monday!
Just back from RWNZ Conference in lovely Rotorua! Hot pools, writing and meeting some fantastic writers and speakers!
One was Kristen Lamb, from Texas!
I loved this article from her website…it could be of real help to any of you out there writing, especially if you're including issues about medical care, hospitals, emergency care, etc.
This article highlights some of the challenges I have, (but in a human medical sense) when I read novels including horses or veterinary care for horses, written by people who might have a fondness (or not) for horses…but no experience.
Tiggie says not to do silly things with horses… It worries him…………………………
When a horse-savvy or vet-savvy reader reads things that do just not happen, or are pretty stupid, things a horse handler would never do or say, disbelief in the author skyrockets…and I (or your readers) may just lay down your book right then…and never come back.
That's why it's so important to get those facts right! If you don't have the knowledge, find someone who does, or take classes to learn about it!
Maya Horse wants you to be horse-savvy before you write about his cousins…
Now it's your turn!
Have you ever read a book where a character does something that's just #TSTL, or Too Stupid To Live, with a horse, or other animal? Doing something that is bound to get them or their horse/s killed?
Have you ever read about a character who's a vet...and they do something that just doesn't make any sense, or is likely to get their patient, the owner, or themselves killed (other than the inherent danger of being an equine or large animal) ?
How would you write it differently?
Tell us about it! Without mentioning the title or author, please. 🙂
One lucky commenter will go into the monthly draw for a book! This month, it's a digital version of my latest book, A Sea of Green Unfolding!
Have an awesome day, all!