Lockdown Literature: Concepts of Home

Lockdown Literature: Concepts of Home

Lockdown forced us to become more familiar with our homes and neighbourhoods. Some have been delighted to discover new treasures on our doorsteps … or even behind the sofa. It left others desperate to get away. Perhaps you’ve felt a mixture of both? The title of my...
Podcast Interview: Anne Goodwin

Podcast Interview: Anne Goodwin

Anne Goodwin (UK) joins Charli Mills (US) at Carrot Ranch (imaginary place where real writers craft 99-word stories). Inspired Quill has recently published Anne Goodwin’s third novel, Matilda Windsor is Coming Home. She draws upon her experiences as a clinical...
Fiction goes to work

Fiction goes to work

It’s too early to say whether lockdown will permanently change the boundaries between work and home. For all the benefits of curtailing commuting, many have missed the water-cooler conversations and the nine-to-five routine. Zoom fatigue is common, although online...
Lockdown literature: LGBT history

Lockdown literature: LGBT history

One of the hallmarks of a healthy society is our attitude to diversity. So whatever our sexuality and gender identity, we should care about LGBT rights. In February, LGBT+ history month provides the prompt to educate ourselves on how societal responses to lesbian,...
Lockdown literature: Women in translation

Lockdown literature: Women in translation

Diversity is the hallmark of the Ranch, with an international group of writers bringing our unique perspectives to the weekly flash fiction prompt. But what about diversity in our reading? There is some evidence that reading diverse benefits our brains, and, if...
Becoming Someone Blog Tour

Becoming Someone Blog Tour

Branding, Bios and Author Multiple-identity Disorder by Anne Goodwin If there’s one consistent message about managing our author platforms, it’s that consistency rules. After all, if consumers need to be exposed to a product around seven times before they commit to...
Every Word Counts

Every Word Counts

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...
Raw Literature: Underneath

Raw Literature: Underneath

Brave and subversive, like gazing upon the surface of a pond Essay by Anne Goodwin, a member of the Congress of Rough Writers and author of “Underneath,” her second novel. << ? >> I didn’t realise I was obsessed with staircases until I put the...