Sunday, November 15, 2009

Notes on Style

I think my mom is giving me a hint.

As I left my parent's house she shoved the classic "Elements of Style" into my hands. I casually placed it on the table where obstinately I "wouldn't forget it" and attempted to sidle out the door, sans book. I was intercepted and the book was firmly placed into my hands "so I wouldn't forget it".

In the future this blog will be concise, well-worded, and use a minimum of colloquial expressions (not to mention completely made-up words). It will resemble less of a stream of consciousness approach, and instead be well thought-out posts that have actually gone through an editing process....

Ha!

Ha Ha!

I can't help it. There's good posts and bad posts. It's not my fault! I never gave any guarantees regarding quality! :) I attempt to be entertaining, inspiring, and I love to take elements of style from other blogs I admire and incorporate them here. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't! I have a fondness for exclamation points and random periods.

I WILL be looking at style and editing for my ride stories. They are getting more and more boring as they get less and less eventful. There has got to be a way to make them interesting, or at least good to read....Editing and revision - here I come!

Hope you are having a happy weekend doing whatever your little heart desires. I have a cavalry practice with Farley. Maybe I'll start pistol work? The trick isn't shooting off her back the first time, the trick is staying on and being able to repeat that feat.

5 comments:

  1. You know, there's a saying..."You can shoot off of any horse - once"

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  2. Now don' let a litt'l larnin' spile yer prose, Missy!

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  3. ha...the grammar queen strikes again!!

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  4. Style? Since when do endurance riders need style?

    FUNCTION, that's what we need.

    Whether it's fashionable or grammatical, if it gets you to the finish line then it's a keeper, right?

    That rule is in the book next to "if it ain't broke...." etc.

    I'm sure it's in the book. Just (please) don't ask me which book.

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  5. I would LOVE to read a post about how to gunfire train a horse. I bet that is an interesting process!I have seen a few exhibitions of mounted shooting and it looks pretty fun!

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