I have been writing many scenes in For the Winner in which Atalanta hunts and fights with her bow; but to convey the sheer familiarity she would have had with her weapon, I felt I had to get comfortable with using a bow myself. Luckily, I don't live too far away from the Harvard Archery club; and so I signed myself up for a couple of archery classes, to try to learn to wield a bow as Atalanta did.
But it's also a lot of fun, and, in a way, meditative. You have to be entirely focused if you want to get everything right (as my instructors kept telling me!): remembering your posture, keeping your elbow close, stretching the bowstring back just the right amount, and of course, aiming with an eye to your distance from the target. Imagining using a bow in a thickly wooded mountain environment, as Atalanta would have done, against a fast-moving target, gave me a huge amount of respect for the amount of skill involved; and it also allowed me to feel that much closer to my warrior heroine. I've included a couple of pictures below: feel free to leave questions/responses in the comments!