CONSIDER FIRST PERSON POV
My story about rescue horses did not come alive until I wrote it in first person point of view from the perspective of my main character, a rescue horse named Flash. This same story was written as a chapter book, a picture book, and an easy reader. Finally, Flash tells his own story and it works!
The Worst Day of My Life
Everybody calls me Flash. That is not my real name.
At birth, I was given the name Snake Creek Rooster. I am a registered Tennessee Walker, which means that I come from fancy bloodlines.
My instincts are natural to me because of my parents.
From the Tennessee Walker lineage, I have a long, straight head. I am strong and agile, and I like people. I am loyal and kind.
The spots on my legs and chest are an important part of me too. Because of my coloring, I am recognized with a spotted saddle horse registry. I am double-registered.
I lived in a pen and had a wonderful family. My life was simple and uneventful.
One day my entire world changed.
My family had to move. They could not take me with them. There was no place for me in their new home.
What would become of me?
Where would I go?
I had never been alone before.
Writing is your journey, so go write!