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Flash Fiction Friday!

It’s FRIDAY, y’all!   Hi, all! *waves madly*  I’m joining Darynda in hosting Flash Fiction Fridays. But I’m going to do things a little differently. Yeah, I march to the beat of a slightly out of tune drum. Once a month, I’ll give you a writing prompt, dialogue prompt, or idea prompt. I’ll even give […]

Taglines, part 1

The second Tuesday of the month at the Rubyslipperedsisterhood blog will be about taglines and blurbs. We’re going to start off with a two month practice on taglines, so save what you do for our second half on October 8. Taglines are those little descriptions that you see in the TV section of the paper […]

Indie, Are Ya?

So, you’ve decided to be your own boss. Not an easy decision. Kudos to you for grabbing the entrepreneurial reins. And as you look ahead into the future with excitement and determination, despite knocking knees, the Rubies want you to know we’ve got your back. In the coming months, we plan to post information that’ll […]

Flash Fiction Friday!

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WRITING CHALLENGE, AND FREE BOOKS! If you browse the internet, as we writers are wont to do, flash fiction has several defining characteristics, most of which involve word count. You will find flash fiction—also known as sudden fiction, micro fiction, quick fiction, etc.—defined as any work of fiction that is under 1,000 […]

WATCH THAT FIRST LINE. IT’S A DOOZY!! (Or it better be!)

  It was a dark and stormy night;   The first line of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel Paul Clifford is perhaps the most well-known first line ever written. Why? Because it is often considered the very worst first line ever written. In fact, it is considered such a bad first line even a dog could […]

Ruby Tuesday! Meet Lizzie Shane

Hello everyone! Welcome to the first Ruby Tuesday on the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood Blog “Reboot”! On the first Tuesday of each month, we will spotlight a Ruby by interviewing her about her books/life or both. If there are any new releases or events going on for a Ruby during the rest of the month, they […]

Welcome to Mentor Monday!

ASK US ANYTHING!!! Hello, everyone – And welcome to the new vision for the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood! I’m Liz Talley and I’ll be your tour guide for …. drum roll please….. Mentoring! Yes, today we’re talking about the importance of having a mentor and offering some (hopefully) helpful advice.  First, you may be wondering  WHO […]

Ruby Reboot – Launching September 2nd!

Hear ye! Hear ye!  The Rubies have something new up our sleeve!  For the last few weeks we’ve been putting our heads together to consider what this blog has been in the last ten years and what we would like it to be in the future – and we’ve come up with a plan!   Introducing: […]

Watch This Space!

We’re adapting!  The Rubies have our heads together cooking up a plan for the blog as the publishing landscape continues to change.  Watch for exciting news about our plans for the future – launching in September!  

The Rubies Take Manhattan!!

We’re all home and rested (sort of) after the whirlwind of the Romance Writers of America’s National Conference in New York City. We learned a lot, hugged a lot of far-flung friends, talked a lot about the industry and the future of our organization, ate a lot of awesome food, navigated lots of crowded city […]

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  • Louisa Cornell: It’s a great first line, Louise! I am looking forward to reading the book!
  • Lenee Anderson: The murderer is David’s best friend. I’m concerned if I said something along the lines of...
  • Darynda Jones: This is great, Lenee, especially for a first attempt. Wow. I’m wondering if the stakes can be...
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