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Charli Mills

Seasoned writer with horse-sense.

Seasoned writer with horse-sense.

From riding horses to writing stories, Charli Mills is a born buckaroo wrangling words. She once won a trophy for goat-tying and later, one for story-telling.

With over two decades in freelancing, publications, sales, marketing, editing and speaking, Charli has been published in magazines, anthologies and online. See her resume to learn how a buckaroo gained such worldly experience.

Charli’s byline has appeared in Montana Outdoors, Colours Literary Magazine, Edible Twin Cities and online at USA Today. She’s published over 200 print articles and has managed the award-winning Living Naturally since 2001.

For a complete list of her writing, achievements and presentations, see her Curricula Vitae.

In 2012, Charli followed stories and sunsets west to write fiction. Her creative writing includes commercial fiction, western historical fiction, eco-fiction and shorts.

She is currently seeking representation for her professionally edited 72,000-word manuscript, Miracle of Ducks, about a reluctant war wife left behind with a trio of hunting hounds. Trouble is soon unleashed.

Wrangling words for people, roping stories for novels.

Wrangling words for people, roping stories for novels.

Charli is building a literary community at Carrot Ranch with weekly Flash Fiction Challenges open to all writers. She hosts the Congress of Rough Writers as Lead Buckaroo and curates the creative responses into a weekly compilation.

You can follow flash fiction prompts and stories at the Carrot Ranch Facebook Page or on Twitter: @Charli_Mills.

If you have cows to punch, need a strategic marketing project manager or a writer for hire, Charli’s your buckaroo. She’s uniquely qualified as a marketer and writer to provide an outfit with professional anchor content for social media, press releases and B2B communications.

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Send her an email at wordsforpeople@gmail.com to see if your project is the right fit for a writing buckaroo.

 


29 Comments

  1. […] diamonds, visions, stairs, being in the moment, late night tales, and much more. Chief Buckaroo Charli Mills issues the weekly challenge and invites all writers to […]

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  2. […] Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch for organizing and for for this week’s […]

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  3. noelleg44 says:

    Hi Charlie: Thanks for following my blog. I feel like I know you from all the shared posts with Irene. I too like to ride, although I haven’t for years. My daughter was a serious rider for a number of years in hunter jumper competitions. I prefer a western saddle!

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    • Charli Mills says:

      Jumping always looked fun to me. My family worked on a big ranch in California and there was a fox hunting group that rode there. It was odd to see the jumps they built over the fences throughout the ranch, and a stranger sight to see them with their hoard of fox terriers baying like banshees as they rode. It was so different compared to the buckaroos (the California version of cowboys) that pushed cattle and worked on the place. I love the western saddle — made for long hours of riding! I’m so glad we connected; I see you all the time at Irene’s place. Then I read Geoff’s review and got curious about your books! You won me over with chocolate!

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  4. woodbeez48 says:

    Thanks for finding and following my blog, Charli 🙂 I look forward to reading your posts too.

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  5. […] soon as I read that Charli’s CarrotRanch.com, March 11 99 word Flash Fiction prompt for the #1000Speak initiative was […]

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  6. […] Writers and Friends answer yes to all the above with great flash fiction led by weekly prompts from Charli Mills of the Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction […]

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  7. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you so much for the follow it always lovely to recieve on it’s like a smile or a wave from a stranger ! Be well and happy!

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  8. Hi there Charli,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my little corner of the blogosphere and for the follow. I hope that you get as much pleasure from it as I do,
    Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂

    Eddie

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  9. julespaige says:

    I was looking at this link about beautiful glass green houses and one of the names designer/architect in the link was Cobb.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/incredible-greenhouses-around-the-world/ss-BBlXaVL#image=9

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  10. J S Malpas says:

    Hi there! Just dropping by to say thanks for following my blog and keep up the good work 🙂

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  11. […] week Charlie Mills at Carrot Ranch has asked us to write 99 words about […]

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  12. […] week Charlie Mills at Carrot Ranch has prompted us to write 99 words about ‘once upon a time’ by 19th […]

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  13. […] fantastic fellow writers and have truly loved being a part of this amazing little community that Charli Mills has created. The support and encouragement, feedback and advice, camaraderie and friendships, and […]

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  14. Joe Owens says:

    Hello Charli. I stumbled across Carrot Ranch and am excited to see the Flash Fiction Challenge. I hope it is still active and I look forward to joining your crew here.

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    • Charli Mills says:

      Hi Joe!

      Welcome to Carrot Ranch. I’m in a bit of a personal lurch, but once I get through next week, the Ranch activities will resume. We’ve got the best crew in the world here!

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  15. Hi Charli,
    It’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m thrilled you wandered over to my little corner of the world. Thank you for following and welcome to the fence jumpers. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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  16. […] seen who have overcome the most disruptive of hardships. I frequently mention blogger and novelist Charli Mills here. In the last year, Charli has experienced eviction, homelessness, and dislocation. She has had […]

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  17. […] post was written in response to Charli Mills weekly flash fiction […]

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  18. […] when dear friend Charli Mills invited me to write the first essay for her new series, Raw Literature: Starting the Conversation, […]

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  19. Thanks for the follow! 😀 I’m really digging your blog!

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  20. hi Charli! Thanks for clicking the follow on pensitivity101 today. Hope there are things you like in addition to the prompts from you! Welcome!

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  21. Marsha says:

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Sounds like we have a log in common, you’re just more proficient. When I worked for Tulare County Office of Education, we sponsored a student event called Cowboy Poetry which featured having an artist come to the schools. I don’t know if they still do that, but if you ever come to the Central Valley in CA, let me know. 🙂 Marsha

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