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Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Bay Area, CA

old enough

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Started Writing:
as a babe

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For Fun:
write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

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 […]

It’s Time to NaNo!!!

Warm up those keyboard fingers, writers, it’s TIME TO NANO!!! It’s all I can do today to keep from bouncing up and down and hugging every stranger I see. And it’s not even because I’m amped up on Halloween candy (though, not in the least surprisingly, I am). Nope, I’m as excited as a twelve-year-old […]

Plan Now for NaNo!

Just before dawn today, when I opened the door to let the dog out, the morning air was crisp and cold. The grocery stores are filled with Pumpkin Spice everything, and my daughter keeps pointing out turtleneck sweaters in clothing catalogs (and reminding me how often she empties the dishwasher without me asking…well, without me […]

Hour-a-Day Challenge: The RECKONING!!

Well, it’s October!!!! And that means the September Hour-A-Day Writing Challenge has come to an official close. How’d we do? Pretty damn well, thank you very much! Enough that a core group of us are re-upping the challenge for the month of October. (WOOOOOOT!!!! I’m so excited about this!!!) Also enough that I’m going to […]

And While We Tabulate the Votes…….

Yesterday, brave–and uber-talented–folks posted dozens of great entries for the Fifth Annual Make It Golden Contest! If you weren’t on the blog yesterday, go read them all right now!!! (Seriously…it’s an amazing mix of funny, poetic, suspenseful, intriguing story openings!) Once again, the wonderful writing community around us has set us a REALLY, REALLY hard […]

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