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Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Duchess

Bay Area, CA

old enough

GH Year(s)

Completed Manuscript(s)


Started Writing:
as a babe

Day Job:

For Fun:
write, of course!

Blog Posts from Elisa

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Today the Rubies are spending time with families and loved ones, feeling grateful for the many blessings we have, even in these complicated, unpredictable times. If you have a moment, please share in the comments below about one thing you’re grateful for in your life.

NaNo 2015 Midway Check-In

Fate has a way of making us laugh at ourselves. Hard. Last year at the NaNoWriMo mid-point check-in, I was exulting in my new-found revelation that if I worked consistently every day (no binge-writing days, no completely off days), I could stay right on target with my word-count progress. Look at this beauty of a […]

NaNoWriMo 2015 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 […]

Show and Tell Wednesday: Graphic Inspiration

Seeing the illustrations on Heather’s Monday post (“What Makes Readers Close Your Book”) reminded me of my own little collection of inspirational images for writers. Most aren’t even images, strictly speaking. More like graphics. But something about seeing wise words crystallized in a nice bright square makes the meaning pop. When I’ve been staring at […]

Our Hour-a-Day Writing Accountability Group Lives On for October!!

I’m going to make this short and sweet, since time is very short for me today (as I’m sure it is for many of you). A hardy band of Rubies and Friends of Rubies started a Writing an Hour a Day Accountability Challenge for September, and just like last year, there’s interest in carrying on […]

Announcing the Finalists for the 2015 Make It Golden Contest!

It’s time to announce the Top Ten Finalists for the 2015 Make It Golden Contest!! Finalists: be sure to post your EXPANDED entries in the comments below (a maximum total of 250 words, starting with the exact opening lines you showed us already, plus what immediately follows) by 12:01 a.m. September 29 to stay in […]

We’re Halfway Through the September Hour-a-Day Writing Challenge: Want to Join?

At the start of September, I got on the blog to challenge myself publicly: to write for one hour every day this month, no excuses (see the post and my reasons here). I also asked if anyone else wanted to join me. This is a super-fast drive-by check-in, and an invitation to anyone who wants […]

Announcing the Make It Golden Contest 2015

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood is about to celebrate our SIXTH blog birthday!! Our official Birthday Bash will be Monday, September 21st, and as always, WE’LL be the ones giving away the gifts! So be sure to join us here one week from today for the festivities!! Right after that, we’ll be holding our annual MAKE […]

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