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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

Closing Ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Writing Festival!!

Just like the Olympic torch, the flames of creativity have burned brightly during the WWF. But once again, we’ve reached DAY FIFTY! That means this is our final Check-In Wednesday, and time to extinguish the famous Writing Festival torch for another year.  You still have ALL DAY today to work towards your goals–nothing ends until midnight your […]

Share a Snippet 2018 – ROUND TWO!!

We’re at Day 45 of the 2018 Winter Writing Festival , and we’re starting to see the finish line approach!! Before we say goodbye to the Festival for another year, I’m eager to see another glimpse of the WORDS everybody’s been writing since we started. Our first round of Sharing Snippets was really fun….so let’s […]

How to Get “Tight” (Ruby Reprise)

“Needs tightening.” My least favorite comment. I hate tightening.  Hate it at the gym.  Hate it with my household budget.  Really, really hate it with my writing. I love the luxuriance of books, the lavishness of language.  Back in first grade, I always needed extra sheets of story-paper for Writing Time, and never got around […]

Share A Snippet!!

We’re 16 days into the 2018 Winter Writing Festival, and participants have spun out hundreds of thousands of new words, whether joining in the writing sprints or working in the privacy of their own writing caves.  I love hearing folks in the Chat Room come back after  20 or 30 or 45 minutes of sprinting […]

It’s the Week One Check-In for the Winter Writing Festival!!!

The Eighth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival is fabulously under way, with the Ruby Sisters and dozens of their always-talented friends writing their hearts out! Yesterday we completed our FIRST FULL WEEK, so today it’s time to officially check in! If you’re reading this on the Festival website (the blue site), jump on […]

Let the 2018 Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival BEGIN!!!

**Finding out about the Festival after January 10? No worries!! Just jump right in and join us. Give yourself however many bonus points you need to catch up, and get writing!!!** And here come some of our favorite words of the year: We now declare the Eighth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival OPEN! […]

Goal Setting Advice for the 2018 Winter Writing Festival!!

The Festival starts next week! The Festival starts next week!! (Wednesday, January 10, to be exact.) I hope you’re as excited as I am, and ready for some BIG PRODUCTIVITY through what could otherwise be the dreariest part of winter.  To help you get ready, I’m re-posting a blog from previous years about how to […]

Announcing the 2018 Winter Writing Festival!!!

Needing a special gift for your writer self? The Rubies have one for you: THE EIGHTH ANNUAL RUBY SLIPPERED SISTERHOOD WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL STARTS WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10, 2018!!! If you’ve joined us for the Winter Writing Festival any time during the past seven years, you know it can be a tremendously productive time, with lots […]

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