Every Word Counts

Written by Charli Mills

Charli Mills, a born buckaroo, makes literary art accessible at CarrotRanch.com. She writes about the veteran spouse experience and women forgotten to history.

February 14, 2018

Anne Goodwin, Rough Writer & Author, joins the Rough Writer Around the World Tour from the UK. She has practiced the craft of flash fiction at Carrot Ranch for four years now and is the author of two novels (Sugar and Snails, Underneath) published by Inspired Quill

By Anne Goodwin

A couple of months ago I was privileged to attend a meeting of a local writing group in their “invited author” slot. As well as speaking about my own writing and journey to publication, I was asked to set a writing exercise. Given that I’d inadvertently begun both my published novels with a character descending a staircase, it wasn’t difficult to find my prompt, to which the writers responded admirably. But, as a practitioner of the 99-word story, I thought I could give them a little more by modelling writing less.


Join Carrot Ranch every Monday to explore the writing and blogs of Rough Writers from a different country. Next week we head to Canada!

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  1. floatinggold

    I’m not sure of the rules of the “Tour” but I find this to be a great idea. You always have such fantastic ideas to connect people, Charli/ CR. Off to Anne’s post I go.

    • Charli Mills

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy the different connections we make here at the Ranch.

      The Tour is a weekly meet-up with a Rough Writer from Vol. 1 to learn more about their writing, blog, and books. They will talk about their flash fiction experience at the Ranch, too and connect to the Anthology we just published.

      If you are ever interested, there are many ways that writers from our community can connect to others and talk about their processes, blogs or books. Go to the Guest Posts tab and let me know if you ae interested!

      • floatinggold

        Fantastic. Thank you so much for the explanation.
        And thanks for the invite. I will have to look into that.

  2. calmkate

    love the name of Anne’s blog and her humorous play on the fireweed theme!

    • Charli Mills

      Anne’s blog is also a great one to follow for her weekly literary book reviews. It’s a great way to stay on top of what is publishing — themes, topics, innovations in craft. I enjoyed her take on the fireweed firewood, too!

      • calmkate

        thanks for the connections Charli!

      • Charli Mills

        You are welcome!

  3. Annecdotist

    Thanks Charli!

    • Charli Mills

      Thanks for being a stop on the tour, Anne!

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