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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

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

The Seventh 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 […]

Opening Ceremonies for the 2017 Winter Writing Festival!!!!

*Joining us after Jan 10? YES, you can still be part of the Festival!! Just give yourself whatever bonus points you need to for FINDING us, and jump right in!!* And here come some of our favorite words of the year: We now declare the Seventh Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival OPEN! Let […]

Goal-Setting Advice for the 2017 Winter Writing Festival!

The Festival starts next week! The Festival starts next week!! (Tuesday, 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 2017 Winter Writing Festival!!!

Needing a special gift for your writer self? Well, the Rubies have one for you: THE SEVENTH ANNUAL RUBY SLIPPERED SISTERHOOD WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL STARTS TUESDAY JANUARY 10, 2017!!! If you’ve joined us for the Winter Writing Festival any time during the past six years, you know it can be a tremendously productive time, with lots […]

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

If you hit a few speed bumps on your NaNo road this year, and you’re down more words than you reasonably think you can make up before Wednesday at midnight, I’m here to tell you: YES YOU CAN write 10,000 or 12,000 or 15,000 words or maybe even 20,000 words over the course of the […]

NaNoWriMo 2016 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 […]

Planning to NaNo? Get Ready NOW!!!

It’s October, and that means it’s time for NaNoWriMo!!! Silly Elisa, some of you may be saying right now. National Novel Writing Month is in NOVEMBER, honey. You’re jumping the gun. But nooooooo, my friends. I’ve learned through trial and error (lots and lots of error) that waiting until November 1 to get started is […]

Announcing the 2016 MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST!!!

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our SEVENTH blog birthday tomorrow!! On Thursday, we’ll be opening our seventh annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance to earn more great prizes!!) The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing […]

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