Day 14, And Inspiration Exists, But…

Posted Jan 23 2019

I love, love, love this Picasso quote!! Yes, sometimes inspiration comes when I’m not looking for it, and those days are wonderful: the words crowd into my head while I’m busy with something else, and I scramble to find pen and paper, or type notes into my cell phone, or hustle my way to the […]

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Day 13 and Are You Feeling Lucky?

Posted Jan 22 2019

Personally, I’ve always regarded thirteen as lucky. You know the whole yin / yang principle, and the way there’s a little spot of yin in yang, and a little spot of yang in yin? I figure so many people get scared of thirteen, I can grab the little spot of luck everyone else is ignoring. […]

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Day 12, and It’s Time to Practice Love!

Posted Jan 21 2019

This is one of my favorite statements by Dr. King. In a world that’s often beset by hatred and darkness, let’s all do what we can today to bring some love and light!

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Day 11, and Show, Don’t Tell!

Posted Jan 20 2019

This is one of my favorite quotes about writing. The ultimate reminder to SHOW, not tell. As you sit down to write today, think about how to make your readers see and taste and touch and feel what your characters do. Work that sensory detail, baby!!! How’s it going today?

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Day 10, And I Hope You’re Safe and Warm!!

Posted Jan 19 2019

Brrr!!! I’m in California, but I hear the storms are pretty bad out there in much of the country today! As long as you’ve got heat and electricity, though, it’s a perfect day for snuggling in at home and writing!! How’s it going today?

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Day 9, and It’s Okay If It’s Hard Sometimes

Posted Jan 18 2019

Even Dr. Seuss thought it was tough!! Never get down on yourself, thinking “I’m not cut out for this! Nobody else seems to struggle as much as I do!” Writing is hard work. But stick with it, day by day, and something beautiful will emerge. And then you get to have people say, “Wow, I […]

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Day 8 – And It’s Time to Check In!

Posted Jan 17 2019

A big part of the success many writers find when they take part in the Winter Writing Festival is due to the accountability! So now that you’ve had time to complete a full week, stop over at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood’s year-round site and check in about last week. Did you earn all your points? […]

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Day 7, And We’ve Completed One Week!

Posted Jan 15 2019

Can you believe we’ve already at Day Seven of the Festival??? Tomorrow is CHECK-IN THURSDAY, so be sure you stop by the regular Ruby blog tomorrow (rubyslipperedsisterhood.com) to let us know how you did with your goals for Week One…and be eligible for some more fun prizes! By the end of today, if you got […]

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Day 6 – And Here’s Wishing You Some Ruby Slippered MAGIC!

Posted Jan 15 2019

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood definitely has some magic going on. But who exactly are the Rubies, anyway? Stop over at the regular Ruby blog, rubyslipperedsisterhood.com today to learn how we got started! And I hope you make your writing sparkle today! How’s everything going?

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Day 5 – And Give Yourself a Pat on the Back!

Posted Jan 14 2019

Having a concrete reminder of your progress can help keep you on track. We all need a little pat on the back now and then! If you haven’t set up your Winter Writing Festival progress bar yet, look up at the dark blue bar along the top of this page, and click on “MEMBERS” over […]

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