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    12-05-2011, 08:23 PM
Originally Posted by cinzia8    

I wanted to let you know I saw the Man From Snowy River. It was good! Two questions. Why was the "mob" of wild horses called Bromblies? And why does a horse with a broken leg have to be put down? Why can't the leg be splinted?
On writing: I belong to a novel writer's group which I formed out of a local writing group (I invited four novelists to join together to meet and critique). Perhaps a writing group would help. I agree about Twilight (I prefer Ann Rice and love the Underworld movies). One of my group writers writes about Danaan Fairies in human form. I'm reading Game of Thrones historical fantasy, but my writing is historical. Keep writing!! <g> Cinzia
They're actually called "brumbies." It is the breed/type name of Australia's feral horse population. Brumby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Also, you have to remember that this movie is supposed to be set sometime in the late 1800s in very rural Australia. Large animal vets were few and far between, if there were any. There was no guarantee that a horse's leg could be successfully set, let alone splinted. It was easier and more humane to simply end the horse's pain. Also, take into account the fact that even if you did set and splint the horse's leg correctly, if it didn't heal completely or perfectly, you had a lame horse. Back when horses COULDN'T be pasture pets, every horse had to work, a lame horse might as well be a dead horse.
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    12-06-2011, 01:46 AM
Writers Block

Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
Maeras, one of my friend's once said "Writer's block is when your characters get tired of all the crap you put them through and go on strike." If that's true, my characters must LOATHE me!
I LOVE this description of writer's block! The humor actually helps move past it, and sometimes I find it works much in the same way agreement (always saying "yes") works in improvisational comedy.

Thanks for the great description!

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    12-11-2011, 12:53 AM
I love to write too. Although im not that good at it though, I find it calming and fun to do.
    12-11-2011, 09:41 AM
I wonder if you had thought to look on the internet in order to join one of the 'writing forums' - there are several good ones including .com

But if your idea is to write about horses, then the Horse Forum is amongst the best.
    01-08-2012, 07:23 PM
Originally Posted by Barry Godden    
I wonder if you had thought to look on the internet in order to join one of the 'writing forums' - there are several good ones including .com

But if your idea is to write about horses, then the Horse Forum is amongst the best.
Honestly, I hadn't even thought of that, Barry! Lol *runs off to find a writing forum...*
    01-15-2012, 03:59 PM
So, I have a new project and it's almost completed. :-D

I joined a writing forum called and the first thing I saw was that they have a sci-fi short story contest this month and next (ends February 20th). So, I decided to enter. I had an idea for a sci-fi story anyway that I was kind of working on, so I grabbed a notebook and started writing away. I'm twenty hand-written pages into it right now and just started working on it Monday (so just under a week ago). I'm really pleased with the way this is writing itself. Hopefully I'll be able to share it once it's finished.
    02-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Well, I am decidedly late to the party, but what a grand one it is!

Add me in to the writers' knot, absolutely. I have just this Christmas finally finished a book that has been twelve years in the making - I mean no joke, it has survived senior year of high school, six years of college, marriage, moving, three jobs, and a nub-tailed cat named Peaches. I am right now letting it sit and cool off long enough for one last round of editing before I ship it out the door, so the jury's still out... but boy, if twelve-year-old story is anything like twelve-year-old liquor, then those future readers are in for a wall-banger of a time.

In the meantime, I would very much like to swap helping hands with anybody who would find it useful. (Drafty, I know you are busier than a one-legged man in a butt-kicking contest, but I hope you will let me know if I can be of any help with your short project or the longer one - it sounds like our tastes run similar.) I have been much enjoying the NaNo forums lately - turns out, you don't need to have ever done any NaNo-ing at all to hail and be welcome there! - and have been giving a prospective eye too (though I think it would be hard not to feel like a puppy trying to run with the big dogs - they are neck-deep in Big-Time Published Authors over there!)

Anyway, good luck all on the grand quest. I think it can't be much of an accident that 'riding' and 'writing' are so near in their sound; they are life-long addictions that seem regularly to knock you flat on your back and still leave you coming back for more!
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    02-04-2012, 03:51 AM
Hiya, TexMaam!

I'd love to let you edit/critique my short story once I get it done...if I can figure out how to end it. Lol Maybe you can help with that, too! :-D lol
    02-09-2012, 03:20 PM
I was big into writing for a super long time, and I still love it, but I have writers block right now :/ I do have something I'm closed to finishing though. It's going to be called "The Rogue Rebellion" and its going to be about the life my gelding Rebel has had with me. From rehab to training to competition. I was crying while I was writing it, especialy in the beginning.

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