Chris Shivers - Denver - the ride that put him over the $1,000,000 earnings mark for the first time in PBR history.

A couple of pretty fair PBR bull riders

I want to talk a little here about writing and publishing in general.

                                Feature Stories                               My History Column                           Unpublished Work

Mike Lee

Adriano Moraes

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Ty Murray

Justin McBride

Here are some samples of my past work.

The Feature Stories buttons have a couple of feature length pieces I did for Working Ranch Magazine:  Rolling hills will take you to the story of a ranch family in central Kansas. I was fortunate enough to win the Agricultural Writers Assn. feature story award for that year; it was published by Working Ranch Magazine in 2009.  The History  Column buttons hold several of my recent columns.  The unpublished story About the Horse is new.  Some of the articles are in pdf form, and are the way they look when prepared for the printer. - Bert 





Publishing in magazines today is a lot different than it used to be and the book publishing industry is a completely different animal than it was even a few years ago.  If you want to write for publication in magazines or write books, here are a few basic things to remember when you start.


1)   When you start your project, remember that whoever you write for will generally have their own set of specifications, but these will give you an idea. Remember, you are not writing an article or a book at this point, but a rough draft or manuscript. Do not write in multiple fonts, do not write with pretty floral designs, fancy drop-caps or anything but one plain font all the way through. Here are some basic rules to start with:

    a)  Type your title and name at the top of the first page.

    b)  Use 12 point text.

    c)  Use times new roman font.

    d)  Use 1" margins.

    e)  Use 1-1/2 line spacing.

    f)  Justify left side.

    g)  Leave the right side ragged.

    h)  When you print a copy for someone to read, print it with plain black text on plain white paper,       use both sides.

    I)  Indent every new paragraph.

    j)  Set the tab at no more than 3 spaces.

    k) Use an extra space at the scene changes.

    L) Number the pages.

    M) Learn your writing program well, it can make the job so much easier.

    Remember: the object here is to make a clean, easily readable copy for your test readers and                 editors, the pretty stuff comes later.