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Ruby Duchess

Bay Area, CA

old enough

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as a babe

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write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

Winter Writing Festival “Share a Snippet” Day!!!

We’re 17 days into the 2015 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!” […]

A Brief History of the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood

We’ve got lots of new folks joining the Winter Writing Festival this year, some of whom may have been wondering exactly who the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood are. So here’s some quick history: The Rubies are a true sisterhood, but not by birth. We came together on March 25, 2009, when we were all named Finalists […]

Goal Setting Advice for the 2015 Winter Writing Festival

The Festival starts next week! The Festival starts next week!! (Monday, January 12, 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 […]

Happy Holidays! See you in the New Year!

As we do each year at this time, the Rubies are taking a few days’ break to spend time with our friends and loved ones. We wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah, and much joy for the new year!!! We’ll be back before you know it with fresh posts and more […]

Announcing the 2015 Ruby Winter Writing Festival!!!

Caught up in the holiday frenzy? Remember to pencil in a little post-holiday gift for yourself: THE FIFTH ANNUAL RUBY SLIPPERED SISTERHOOD WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL STARTS JANUARY 12, 2015!!! If you’ve joined us for the Winter Writing Festival any time during the past four years, you know it can be a tremendously productive time, with […]

NaNo Confession Time 2014

I’m writing these words at one o’clock in the afternoon on November 30, the last day of NaNoWriMo, that crazy commitment to write 50,000 words in 30 days. As I’ve done since 2009, I’ve pledged to reveal my NaNo progress here , in hopes that fear of public humiliation will drive me towards my goal. […]

Last Minute Tips for Finishing NaNo, a.k.a., YOU CAN STILL MAKE IT!!

While much of the rest of America is out trampling each other for Black Friday shopping, those of us doing NaNoWriMo are probably hunkered down at our keyboards, trying to hammer out those last few thousand (or, um, last ten or twenty thousand) words. When I checked in at mid-month this year, I gleefully reported […]

NaNoWriMo Mid-Point Check-In

Whoa. I’ve just had a revelation. Seriously. A big, possibly writing-life-changing revelation. For a few years now, I’ve been reporting my NaNo progress here on the Ruby blog…’cause, you know, I find the threat of public shame to be a really great motivator. This is my sixth annual NaNo, and I’m coming in with a […]

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