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Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Hometown:
Bay Area, CA

Age:
old enough

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
1

Genre(s):
everything

Started Writing:
as a babe

Day Job:
teacher

For Fun:
write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

Reflections on the Fifth Winter Writing Festival

Wow, the Fifth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival went by like a microsecond blip…. or it feels that way. But I know lots of us got huge amounts of writing done, despite a brutal winter that probably had many of us longing to crawl under blankets and hide. YAY to everyone who participated, […]

Guest Annabeth Albert Talks About How the WWF Changed Her Writing Career!

Today the Rubies are welcoming a special guest, Annabeth Albert, a longtime Friend of the Rubies who first found her true writing groove during a Winter Writing Festival a few years ago. She’s here today to share some important writing lessons she’s learned that launched her professional career. Annabeth grew up sneaking romance novels under […]

A Sure-Fire Formula For Falling in Love?

In a recent, much ballyhooed article in the New York Times, writer Mandy Len Catron shared the story of how she fell in love—by following a formula laid out more than 20 years ago by the psychologist Arthur Aron. In the writer’s view, Aron’s method was powerful enough to make two strangers fall in love […]

Share ANOTHER Snippet Day!!

Back on the 17th Day of the 2015 WWF I revived a tradition from previous years of asking Festival participants to share a little snippet of something they’d written during the process. As usual, the results were wonderful, diverse, funny, moving, and inspiring in all sorts of ways. Quite a few others who enjoyed the […]

Winter Writing Festival Check-In #6

Hard to believe, but we’re down to ONE FINAL WEEK in the 2015 Winter Writing Festival!! Just before the Festival started, I offered advice about goal-setting by comparing the Festival to running track and knowing how to pace yourself for a race. Some folks who started out strong in this writing mini-marathon may have come […]

Winter Writing Festival Week #4 Check-In!!!!

Hard to believe, but just a few days ago, we passed the halfway mark of the 2015 Festival. (And, look, I brought cupcakes!!!!) We hope you’ve hung in there with the challenge, and have continued working powerfully despite the worst that snow and ice and hail (and laundry and day jobs) have tried to throw […]

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 rsswwf.com 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 […]

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