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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

Did You Fall Off The Wagon with the Winter Writing Fest? Here’s How to Climb Back On!!

It’s Day 26 of the 4th Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival, which means we’re halfway through, and embarking on our second 25 days. As happens every year, we’ve got lots of folks zooming along, joining the writing sprints, and racking up major word counts. (Woo-hoo for all of you!!!) And we’ve also had […]

What is the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, Anyway?

Some of you who’ve joined us for the Winter Writing Festival may be wondering why we call ourselves the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. Are we Kansas farmgirls? Green-skinned witches? A mysterious cult? Nope–we’re writers. A group of 60+ romance writers who first came together on March 26, 2009, when we were all named finalists in the […]

Get Ready for the Winter Writing Festival: Goal-Setting Advice!

The Festival starts next week! The Festival starts this week!! (Friday, January 10, to be exact.) To help you get ready, I’m re-posting a blog from last year about how to get ready: I’m so darned excited, I could spit. Not very ladylike, but true. One of my favorite parts of the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood’s […]

Time to Blow Your Own Horn: What are you PROUD of from 2013?

This time of year, we tend to put our focus on the new year coming, and make our resolutions for how we’re going to “be better” the next go round. But I thought it might be healthy to pause for a moment today and consider what we did RIGHT this year. So here’s my simple […]

Announcing the 2014 Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival!

Yipeeee!!!! It’s one of my favorite times of the year! Not just because of the beautiful solstice holidays full of light, but because THE FOURTH ANNUAL RUBY SLIPPERED SISTERHOOD WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL IS ON ITS WAY!!! Those who’ve taken part the past three years know that the WWF is fabulous for productivity (especially if you […]

NaNo: Confession Time!

Well, it’s December 2, and NaNoWriMo 2013 finished at midnight on November 30, two days ago. If you’ve been stopping by this site lately, you know I gleefully (okay, maniacally) joined over 300,000 writers around the globe taking part in the annual frenzy of National Novel Writing Month, vowing to write 50,000 new words of […]

NaNo Final Push Motivation!!

I’m going to make this quick, since I just finished cleaning up from a Thanksgiving meal I wasn’t supposed to have to make (darling sister-in-law was cooking to let me use most of the day to write…but then my husband got sick, and my little nuclear group got stuck at home). I’m not going to […]

NaNo Mid-Point Check In

I’m going to keep this short ‘cause it’s been a long day (as I sit down to write this), and lots of us need to get right straight back to our NaNo writing for November 15. I said I’d check in at the midpoint of November, so here I am (and THANK YOU for helping […]

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