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Elora Ramirez has been telling stories her whole life.

She taught herself how to read and cut her teeth on books from Dr. Seuss and writing anywhere she could find the space -- including her Fischer Price kitchenette, the pages of picture books, and Highlights Magazines.

She's matured since then, writing instead in the margins of her books and on the mirrors of her apartment.

Founder of Awake the Bones, she's not content to stop at writing her own books and loves sharing with others the alchemy of becoming a #novelistwild. She's coached over 400 women in finding language to tell their own story well, serving as a midwife for others' words. She has a dream to one day own a house with a room full of indie books she helped birth.

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Elora Nicole Ramirez I'm so excited about what I'm working on right now! It's still pretty early in the manuscript (about 25k words) so while I have an idea where the plot…moreI'm so excited about what I'm working on right now! It's still pretty early in the manuscript (about 25k words) so while I have an idea where the plot may be going, it all could change within the next few weeks. Here's a small peek ;)

The rumor around campus is that The Grove was purposefully built to be hidden from the rest of society. A boarding school, we manage to keep governing officials away from our course selections and graduate requirements because of our attrition rate. The new student selection is few. Not everyone who wants admission gets in — it takes power. Influence. Money.
The campus itself causes pause once you find us. Nestled in the wooded mountains behind Asheville’s arts district, the only way you can find us is if you know where we you are going. A stone wall surrounds the property and cupolas jut above the tree line. Every building is a mixture of ionic and Greek Doric design. Lots of stone. Lots of unnecessary flemish gables and marble. Our founding fathers, a mixture of politicians and highbrow society benefactors who wanted something better for their children than what was offered, created the school in 1951 and chose this piece of land because of the way it backs into one of the nearby mountain valleys. Because of this, giving directions to the campus is near impossible. What we’re trained to say: we’re a stone’s throw from where Dirty Dancing was filmed.
If you watch the film closely, some of our students found their way on the set in the opening dance scene. While Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze rock their hips and find their sultry center, members of the Grove bump and grind behind them. They did such a good job the director didn’t even mind they chose to wore t-shirts with GROVE ATHLETICS emblazoned on the front.
“Makes it seem real,” he said. As if Grove Athletics was indicative of cloudy scenes filled with boorish behavior. Parents were horrified. Administrators snickered behind closed doors. Those who knew anything understood this was hardly a blip on the overarching narrative of our campus.
Back up dancers are far from our most illustrious of alumni. One of the nation’s leading boarding schools, Grove knows a thing or two about school royalty. Every year we’re reminded of the various A-listers who boast alumni status. Movie stars. Politicians. Journalists. We’re molded for greatness and expected to show disdain toward those who live mundane lives.(less)
Elora Nicole Ramirez I look for inspiration everywhere: articles, music, conversations, situations I experience. Just today I watched a show that shed light on how I can…moreI look for inspiration everywhere: articles, music, conversations, situations I experience. Just today I watched a show that shed light on how I can work in a conflict for a book I'm processing through right now.

I've learned I can't wait for the muse to strike. I have to chase her — let her know I'm willing and ready to write + create. Only then will the inspiration continue to show.(less)
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Here is a truth: there has been a nameless thing resting in the space between my heart and throat since the beginning of the year. 

I don't know what to make of it. It swells at the most inopportune times, like now, when the world is asleep and tomorrow morning's wake up from a little lion two rooms over will come oh-so-soon.











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