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Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Bay Area, CA

old enough

GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)


Started Writing:
as a babe

Day Job:

For Fun:
write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

WWF Share a Snippet Day

We’re 10 days into the 2016 Winter Writing Festival, and participants have spun out  hundreds of thousands of new words, whether in the writing sprints or working on their own.  I love hearing folks in the Chat Room come back after  20 or 30 minutes of sprinting and say, “I wrote 673 new words!” […]

It’s Check-In Monday #1 for the Winter Writing Festival!!

The Sixth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival is really rocking, with the Ruby Sisters and dozens of their always-talented friends writing their hearts out! Today we complete our FIRST FULL WEEK, and it’s time to officially check in! If you’re reading this on the Festival website (the blue site), jump on over to […]

Goal-Setting Advice for the 2016 Winter Writing Festival

The Festival starts next Monday! The Festival starts next Monday!! (Monday, January 11, to be exact.) I’m so darned excited, I could spit. Not very ladylike, but true. To help you get ready, I’m re-posting a blog from previous years about how to get ready and set workable goals: One of my favorite parts of […]

Announcing the Sixth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival!!

Needing a special gift for your writer self? Well, the Rubies have one for you: THE SIXTH ANNUAL RUBY SLIPPERED SISTERHOOD WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL STARTS JANUARY 11, 2016!!! If you’ve joined us for the Winter Writing Festival any time during the past five years, you know it can be a tremendously productive time, with lots […]

It’s Confession Time: NaNo 2015!

I don’t know about you, but December 1 felt like a crash landing. Head down. In an unfamiliar dumpster. November’s over already? Another NaNoWriMo has come and gone? If you’ve been around the Ruby blog awhile, you probably know I have a complicated relationship to the wild ride that is NaNo. I LOVE NaNo always, […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today the Rubies are spending time with families and loved ones, feeling grateful for the many blessings we have, even in these complicated, unpredictable times. If you have a moment, please share in the comments below about one thing you’re grateful for in your life.

NaNo 2015 Midway Check-In

Fate has a way of making us laugh at ourselves. Hard. Last year at the NaNoWriMo mid-point check-in, I was exulting in my new-found revelation that if I worked consistently every day (no binge-writing days, no completely off days), I could stay right on target with my word-count progress. Look at this beauty of a […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 Has Begun!

WOOOT!!!! It’s that wonderful time of year again, when over 300,000 writers around the world make a crazy pledge to each write 50,000 words of a novel during the 30 days of November! “Winning” NaNo ( means averaging 1667 new words every day, which isn’t easy if you have pesky things like a day job […]

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