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Congress of Rough Writers

Rough Writers - Web CompIt’s an exciting time to be a writer, and overwhelming. Just as Buffalo Bill Cody once understood that audiences wanted authenticity and talent in a Wild West Show, Carrot Ranch realizes that readers want real voices and engaging stories.

You will find that among the Carrot Ranch Congress of Rough Writers. The following writers form the core of Carrot Ranch’s literary community and mount words on the page like Cody’s Cossacks once mounted horses in strange feats and fearless equitation.

Discover fresh, talented and up-and-coming voices in literature from around the world.

Join in each week with Carrot Ranch’s Flash Fiction Challenge and ride with the Rough Writers. You can write with us or read our latest feats of brevity.

You can find links to previous collections (although incomplete): Flash Fiction Collections.


We are the Rough Writers:

Anthony Amore, Southern Rhode Island, USA

Georgia Bell, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Sacha Black, England, UK

Sarah Brentyn, USA

Norah Colvin, Brisbane, Qld, AU

Pat Cummings, Santa Rosa, California, USA

Ann Edall-Robson, Airdrie, Alberta, Canada

Pete Fanning, Virginia, USA

C. Jai Ferry, Nebraska, USA

Anne Goodwin, England, UK

Luccia Gray, Spain

Urszula Humienik, Poland

Ruchira Khanna, California, USA

Larry LaForge, Clemson, South Carolina, USA

Geoff Le Pard, Dulwich South London, UK

Jeanne Belisle Lombardo, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Sherri Matthews, Somerset, UK

Allison Mills, Houghton, Michigan, USA

Paula Moyer, Lauderdale, Minnesota, USA

JulesPaige, USA

Rebecca Patajac, Melbourne, Vic, AU

Tally Pendragon, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK

Amber Prince, North Texas, USA

Lisa Reiter, North Yorkshire, UK

Christina Rose, Oregon, USA

Roger Shipp, Virginia, USA

Kate Spencer, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Sarah Unsicker, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Irene Waters, Noosaville, Qld, AU

Sarrah J. Woods, Charleston, West Virginia, USA

Susan Zutautas, Orillia, Ontario, Canada







  1. ruchira says:

    Looks cool, Charli.
    Sharing it across 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Rosalind Nazilli says:

    It’s good to see names I am getting to know on this list. Feels like being a part of something..x


    • Charli Mills says:

      Oh, I’m so glad it has that sense! We have a friendly literary community and anyone is welcome to write with us. It’s under construction as I have a few details to work out. Keep writing writing with us and you can be a “Rough Writer” too! Not much to it…just hang out when you can. 🙂


  3. Gorgeous! Love the new look here. That “leather” patch is fantastic. And the map… Love it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Norah says:

    Looks wonderful, Charli. I like your vision and am honoured to be a part of it. The map is gorgeous. Georgia’s bio is great too! I’m proud to have been in from the very beginning. 🙂


    • Charli Mills says:

      Hi Norah! You must have just peeked in! I finally figured out how to arrange all the bios. At first, I thought I’d long scroll them under the map and link from the list. But you can’t link on the same page in WP. This worked out much better! Each Rough Writer will have his or her own page nested under the Congress tab. I’m so grateful for your continued ride. Honored to have you here, Norah! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Norah says:

        Wow! It looks fantastic!
        Thanks for letting me know about linking on the same page in WP. It is something I was going to try. I had looked up how to do it but it required using http stuff and I needed a little more time to figure it out. I still might have a bit more of a look because there are times when it would be useful. I like the way each writer is going to have their own page though. It won’t be so crowded that way. I’ll say it again – you are amazing! 🙂

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      • Charli Mills says:

        That would be useful to know. I don’t think I’m up to coding it right now, and turns out I prefer the alternative.


  5. Sarah says:

    It looks great, Charli! Thanks for wrangling together this community!


  6. ellenbest24 says:

    This looks amazing my Father was a Jockey and loved my writing so the rough riders title tickled me.😇


  7. The links for past roundups only gave me this:
    Not found, error 404
    The page you are looking for no longer exists. Perhaps you can return back to the site’s homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Or, you can try finding it by using the search form below.


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