Riding the Range

Riding the Range

Raw Literature by D. Avery Charli Mills has welcomed me to the ranch but does she know that it’s a steel horse I ride? It’s likely she doesn’t care what any of us ride, is simply happy to have us ride for the ranch, but when I was in the saddle today it came to me...
Raw Literature: I Hate Writing

Raw Literature: I Hate Writing

According to her Goodreads bio, Dorothy Parker was: “…an American writer and poet best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles.” Among her better known quotes is one I often think about because it alludes...
Raw Literature: The Power of Words

Raw Literature: The Power of Words

Essay by C. Jai Ferry, a member of the Congress of Rough Writers. << ? >> The process of writing is unique to each writer, but the longer I write, the more I realize that many readers have no understanding of the writing process in general—which for the...
Raw Literature: Seasonal Summary #4

Raw Literature: Seasonal Summary #4

No matter where you are in the world, seasons hold a certain cadence. It might reflect work patterns or lifestyle; weather or crops; and even a season of writing. Whether or not you are at the beach with a good book, eating strawberries freshly plucked, or tapping the...
Raw Literature: Got Lit? Try It Raw

Raw Literature: Got Lit? Try It Raw

Essay by D. Avery, prolific Ranch Hand, rowdy Range Writer and author of “Chicken Shift” and “For the Girls.” << ? >> Menus now have asterisked warnings regarding the consumption of underdone meat or fish. Raw usually comes with a...
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...
Raw Literature: Writer Unplugged

Raw Literature: Writer Unplugged

Essay by Sarah Brentyn, a member of the Congress of Rough Writers. << ? >> I’m in awe of “raw”. This tiny three-letter word is like a super hero. I’m a word nerd and I love that this petite power house can describe so many items, objects, and states. We...
Art and Literature in the Raw

Art and Literature in the Raw

Essay by Urszula Humienik, a member of the Congress of Rough Writers. << ? >> Kurt Vonnegut once told The Paris Review, “I think it can be tremendously refreshing if a creator of literature has something on his mind other than the history of literature so...