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The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest–the contest that brought the Ruby Sisters together when we were finalists together in 2009.

We all know how important a strong opening line is in grabbing the attention of Golden Heart judges, and this contest is a great chance to test yours out!

Contest Rules for the 2018 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our NINTH blog birthday tomorrow, with our usual celebratory fun and fabulous prize packages!! The following Wednesday, September 26, in keeping with Ruby tradition, we’ll be opening our 9th Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance to […]

Announcing Our 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Winners!!

All the votes are all in, and it’s time to name our winners! We had an exceptionally good batch of entries this year, and the final voting was so so so close! The Rubies LOVED the expanded entries, which all delivered deliciously on the promise of the opening 50 words!! For those of you who […]

2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Finalists Announced!!

It’s time to announce the top ten finalists for the 2017 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. October 3 to stay in […]

It’s Our 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest Entry Day!!

Welcome to the EIGHTH Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!! The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing up their entries for RWA’s Golden Heart Contest. We all know how important a strong opening is in grabbing the attention of Golden Heart judges, and this contest is a great chance to […]

Announcing the 2017 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our EIGHTH blog birthday this Thursday, with our usual celebratory fun and fabulous prize packages!! The following Monday, September 25, in keeping with Ruby tradition, we’ll be opening our 8th Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance […]

MAKE IT GOLDEN Winners Announced!!!

All the votes are all in, and it’s time to name our winners! Every year, the ten finalists make our choice very, very, very difficult, and this year was as tight a race as we’ve ever had. The expanded entries were AWESOME, and we wish we could just keep reading the entire books! For those […]

MAKE IT GOLDEN Finalists Announced!!

It’s time to announce the top ten finalists for the 2016 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 27 to stay in […]

It’s ENTRY DAY for the 2016 MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!!!

Welcome to the SEVENTH Annual MAKE IT GOLDEN Contest!! **The 2016 Contest is now officially closed to entries!!! Entrants, be sure to come back here ASAP on Monday Sep 26 to see if you’re a finalist!! Finalists will have until midnight Monday to post expanded 250-word (max) versions of their book openings!! Thanks so much […]

Happy SEVENTH BIRTHDAY to the Ruby Blog!!!

It’s Our Birthday!!! Our Lucky SEVENTH!! You heard right—the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood blog has been rolling for a full SEVEN YEARS!!! We’ve been here with our regular posts (2,227 so far!!) offering inspiration, advice, and support. Plus we’ve got the Winter Writing Festival, the Make It Golden Contest (entry day is tomorrow!!!), our annual Rita […]

Announcing the 2016 MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST!!!

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will celebrate our SEVENTH blog birthday tomorrow!! On Thursday, we’ll be opening our seventh annual MAKE IT GOLDEN CONTEST, and giving our Golden-Heart-eligible readers a terrific chance to shine (plus have a chance to earn more great prizes!!) The MAKE IT GOLDEN contest is designed for unpublished authors who are polishing […]

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