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Revision Tip – read text aloud

Here is a quick (and fun) tip to use during revisions of a manuscript. As I’m revising, I often stumble over passages in a WIP, knowing something isn’t quite right with it but having no idea why. Reading it out loud can help, but I don’t really like the sound of my own voice. I’ve […]

Breathing Is Necessary

Recently I recalled the discussion my chapter mates had years ago concerning our need to write. At that time, none of us could imagine not ever writing. We rose early before our families and wrote. We wrote every spare moment we had throughout the day. We spent time away from non-writer friends and family and […]

It’s the Week One Check-In for the 2019 Winter Writing Festival!!

The Ninth Annual Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Winter Writing Festival is fabulously under way, with the Ruby Sisters and dozens of their always-talented friends writing their hearts out! Yesterday we completed our FIRST FULL WEEK, so today it’s time to officially check in! If you’re reading this on the Festival website (the blue site), jump on […]

A Brief History of the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood!

We’ve got lots of new folks joining the Winter Writing Festival this year, some of whom may have been wondering exactly who the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood are. So here’s some quick history: The Rubies are a true sisterhood, but not by birth. We came together on March 25, 2009, when we were all named Finalists […]

YESSS!!!! It’s Opening Ceremony time for the 2019 Winter Writing Festival!!

**Found out about the Winter Writing Festival after January 10? JUMP ON IN, ANYWAY!! Award yourself as many points as you need to get caught up, and get started!! We’ll see you in the sprints!!!** Once again, here come some of our favorite words of the year: We now declare the NINTH ANNUAL Ruby Slippered […]

Goal-Setting Advice for the 2019 Winter Writing Festival!

The Festival starts THIS THURSDAY!!!!  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 get ready and set workable goals: ****************************** One of my favorite […]

Announcing the 2019 Winter Writing Festival!!

The holidays are over, but we bet you could use a special gift for your writer self! The Rubies have one for you: THE NINTH ANNUAL RUBY SLIPPERED SISTERHOOD WINTER WRITING FESTIVAL STARTS THURSDAY JANUARY 10, 2019!!! If you’ve joined us for the Winter Writing Festival any time during the past eight years, you know […]

New Year, New Dream

Happy New Year! Do you have things you want to accomplish in 2019?  Reading goals?  Writing goals?  Life goals? I love a new year – the chance to restart a challenge to ourselves that we may have fallen short of completing in the past, the opportunity to renew our dedication, reassess and see where we […]

Getting the Happy Back

I’ve observed something over the past year. Very few authors seem to be happy with their careers. That unhappiness manifests itself in different ways when the subject of writing careers come up. Sighs. Rolled eyes. Or out and out discussion of their frustrations.

Happy Holidays!

The Rubies are taking a short break to celebrate the season with our families, but we’ll be back in the New Year with new content and our annual Winter Writing Festival!  It starts the second week of January and runs through February to get those writing wheels turning again after the holidays – so get […]

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  • Melanie Macek: I read my MS aloud when I’m doing edits before sending to beta readers. I can usually get it...
  • Gwyn: I don’t know if MS word has an option for other voices. Text Aloud is a purchasable app I’ve been...
  • Autumn jordon: If I remember correctly, I highlighted a whole chapter at a time.
  • Elizabeth Langston: I don’t talk to myself much (because of the afore-mentioned hate-my-own-voice). The dude...
  • Elizabeth Langston: You’re right about catching the missing words or extra/bogus words. Just a really useful...

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