Closet Writers

CLOSET WRITER Closet writers break my heart. Any reason a writer keeps their writing a secret is just wrong, unless the writing is extremely personal and not meant for other’s eyes. I was a closet writer. There are many reasons why writers remain in the closet and the Rubies have had discussions concerning them. At […]

Winter Mashups

Anybody besides me get bored when the weather outside is frightful and Christmas is long past? I thought today I’d try to exercise our minds with Winter Mash-ups. This is different than Winter Pile-ups. No one gets hurt and no cars need to be taken in to be repaired. For Winter Mashups, take two or […]

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 […]

TV or Not TV

I am so excited to introduce our guest blogger today, Pang-Ni (pronounced “Bonnie”) Landrum. “Writer. Mom. Food Truck Follower.” I’ve known Pang-Ni since high school, and she’s awesome in so many ways…but today, she’s awesome because she’s here to talk about writing for TV…or not. TV or Not TV… Should that be the question? As […]

Winter Writing Festival: Check-In #3

Hellooooo Winter Writing Festival Particpants! Do you know what’s even better than TGIF? WWFC!  That’s right. Winter Writing Festival Check-in Day! Remember, you must check-in every Friday to qualify for the GRAND PRIZE at the end of the WWF. It’s the day we get to ‘fess up. The day to spill our guts. The day […]

Name That Ruby

A few weeks back, Liz Talley and Kim Law did a post in which they invited us to guess which paragraphs had been written by each of them.  It was a fascinating exercise in the power of voice.  Your voice as a writer makes you distinctive and keeps readers coming back for more.  For many […]

A Writer’s World

Have you ever gone for a walk in the early morning when no one is awake yet? The birds are quiet, no airplanes streak overhead, even the hum of the distant highway is muted? And for an instant you wonder if civilization has faded away somehow. What would happen if suddenly every animal and human […]

Ruby Tuesday: Tamara Hogan

Welcome, ladies and gents, to another edition of Ruby Tuesday, that day when we get a closer acquaintance with one of our Rubies.  Today on the hot seat we have our paranormal wordsmith of the north Midwest, Ms. Tamara Hogan.  Welcome, Tammy! Name: Tamara Hogan 2009 GH Category & Title: Paranormal – Underbelly What Happened […]

Happy New Year — Take 2!

Are you ready for the Lunar New Year on Friday, January 31st?

Winter Writing Festival Check-In Friday!

Hello Winter Writing Festival Participants! Welcome to our second Check-in Friday! So…how did you do this week? Did you meet your goals? Did your muse come out to dance, making your fingers fly across the keyboard and the dialogue flow without your conscious thought? Or were your kids home, demanding sippy cups and play dates […]

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  • Laurie Kelogg: I was never a closet writer, AJ, but I did have some of the symptoms. For instance, I wouldn’t...
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