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All About Elizabeth

Elizabeth Langston lives in North Carolina, halfway between the beach and the mountains. She has 2 college-age daughters, one old husband, and too many computers to count. When she's not writing software or stories, Elizabeth is watching dance reality shows on TV or dreaming of far-away places to visit. THE POSSIBILITY OF SOMEWHERE (writing as Julia Day), is her first YA contemporary romance. Elizabeth also has 2 YA magical realism series out, WHISPER FALLS and I WISH (writing as Elizabeth Langston.)

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Elizabeth's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Wishes

Hometown:
Raleigh

GH Year(s)
2005 2007 2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
The Possibility of Somewhere, Whisper Falls, A Whisper in Time, Whispers from the Past, I Wish, Wishing for You, Wish You Were Here

Genre(s):
YA contemporary, YA paranormal

Started Writing:
fall 2000

Day Job:
software quality analyst

For Fun:
travel, obsess over SYTYCD

Blog Posts from Elizabeth

I love revisions, part 2

I’ve always enjoyed editing second drafts (and third and fourth) more than I’ve liked writing the first. Once round one is behind me, I’m eager to dive into analyzing and improving the mess I made.  Two weeks ago, in the I love revisions (part 1) post, I shared 3 of my favorite revision techniques. Rediscover the heart of […]

I love revisions

I love revising a manuscript. I’d rather fix a second draft than write the first, and today I’m sharing three of my favorite revision techniques. I’ve included an exercise with each, plus examples from my YA novel I Wish. Rediscover the heart of the story We’ve had other great Ruby posts about creating taglines. To recap, […]

What exactly is women’s fiction?

Do you know what women’s fiction is? Agents and editors seem to be showing more interest in this subgenre. Does it focus on a female protagonist who is dealing with relationship stuff other than romantic? I’m curious to see if it might be a direction for me to grow as a writer, but I’d like […]

Check In 2 for the 2017 Winter Writing Festival

Yay! We’ve been writing our heart’s out the past 2 weeks in the Winter Writing Festival. Now it’s time to report in. We hope that you’ve been finding success, that you’ve been meeting your goals and feeling creative. But even if you haven’t been as productive as you would like, we’re here to cheer, console, […]

6-word stories

My baby girl is home from college for Christmas break. Our typical mother-daughter bonding involves the family room, laptops, web-surfing, and utter silence. Today, though, she broke the chain by sharing some 6-word stories that she’d found online. I left. Dog panicked. Furniture shopping. Our bedroom. Two voices. I knock. Rain. Two strangers. One umbrella. […]

What’s next for the Golden Heart?

In November, RWA released the new schedule for the 2017 RWA Nationals Conference in Orlando. The biggest and most-talked-about change is the separation of the Awards ceremony into two events. The Golden Heart Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday (July 26) during the luncheon, with the RITA Awards ceremony being held that evening. There […]

RWA Nationals Recap – workshop highlights

We’ve been back from RWA Nationals for a week now. As always, the advice is beginning to sift into I can use that or Not for me. I’d like to recap some of my favorite (or most memorable) bits of advice from conference workshops.   If you attended, please share your favorite advice in the comments. […]

RWA Nationals Recap – fangirl moments

We’re back from RWA Nationals in San Diego. As always, it was a wonderful, exhausting, inspiring place to be! I’d like to recap some of my favorite things about the conference. But there is too much to say in one post. So we’ll be making several posts–about workshops, keynotes, “data”, and–first up–fangirl moments.  If you […]

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