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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 it can be a tremendously productive time, with lots of inspiring support and the magic of REGULAR WRITING SPRINTS held in our cozy Ruby Chat Room!!

It’s completely free, and all writers are welcome—the more the merrier!

Through the bleakest part of winter—January 10 through February 28—the Winter Writing Festival is here to keep your creative fires burning, with camaraderie, encouragement, fun prizes for participants, and as much virtual hot-chocolate (and virtual cookies!!) as you please. ‘Cause nobody’s Muse can resist a party!

Here’s the beauty part:  unlike NaNoWriMo and other writing challenges that (much as we love them!!) have a one-size-fits-all approach, the Ruby Winter Writing Festival is designed for you.

No matter what stage you’re at right now (brainstorming, plotting, free-writing, fast-drafting, slow-drafting, revising, layering, polishing…or any combination of the above) the Ruby Winter Writing Festival wants to give you fuel for your winter writing fire.

We use a “point” system, with a goal of earning one point per day–and YOU DEFINE WHAT IT TAKES TO EARN THAT POINT!

Everybody gets one bonus point on the first day, Thursday January 10, for stopping by the Ruby blog and making a public commitment to take part in the Festival. Then, for each of the 50 days of the Festival (including January 10), you work to earn an additional point, according to your personal point system.

Here are some examples of the sorts of things you might define as worth one point (you fill in the variables with the amounts that work for you):

The Latest Comments

  • Janet Walden West: I haven’t made it to any sprints, but I did make my goal. GH entries sent, CP crits done,...
  • Debbie: I didn’t make my goal. I only made it about a quarter of the way. So I gave myself 2 points. And I get...
  • Kara A McLeod: I MADE MY GOAL. I definitely needed “to add in a less-hefty way to earn a point for my toughest days.”...
  • Marin McGinnis: I did make my point goal, but I didn’t write everyday, so I didn’t make that goal....
  • Lenee Anderson: Doing well. Wrote everyday but yesterday but I’m cutting myself some slack for that because I...

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