Author Archives: Evelyn Puerto

Story Ideas are All Around

Have you ever been stuck for a story idea?  It happens to all of us. But it doesn’t have to. Story ideas are literally all around us. Sometimes we just can’t see them. But they really are just about anywhere … Continue reading

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The Theme of the Story and What it Does

  Remember how lots of stories ended with the phrase, “and the moral of the story is…” We don’t hear much of that anymore. But the moral was the thing you were supposed to remember, the thing that gave the … Continue reading

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Story Writing

  Writing a story isn’t as simple as it seems. I realized this when I tried to follow of the writing advice I’d been given. Write a short story, I was told. You’ll learn a lot, get some feedback. It’s … Continue reading

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[VIDEO] How to Write an Award Winning Novel

We’d all love that, wouldn’t we? Writing an award-winning novel. And not just any award, but a prestigious one. Here’s a little video with a seven step guide. Some of these made a lot of sense to me. None of … Continue reading

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Fresh Book Marketing Ideas

Any of us who write know the challenge of marketing our books. Not only are there literally millions of books available via sellers like Amazon, but the prices have gone down. Way down. Now eBooks routinely sell for $1.99 or … Continue reading

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Resurrection and Redemption

It’s the Easter season. A time we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and new life. So I thought I’d look around for some books with themes of resurrection and redemption. Books about new lives and starting over.  Books that tell … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 2

This week I’ve got the conclusion of The Secrets of the Mud Room. Enjoy! The neighbor kids had their own ideas. When we were small, their thoughts centered on toys. One thought she kept all the lost baseballs and roller … Continue reading

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The Secrets of the Mud Room Part 1

This week I’m sharing with you the first installment of a short story I wrote for my writer’s group. They got a chuckle out of it. Hope you do, too! The Secrets of the Mud Room For long as I … Continue reading

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Planning a Novel: A New Use for Spreadsheets

Everyone’s got their own idea on how to write a novel. Some writers say they just let their muse take them down whatever path it desires. They let their imagination roam, creativity soar, and permit their masterpiece of prose to … Continue reading

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What is the Value of a Life?

Read just about any news story and the question of the value of a life will come up. Should the government use its resources to feed people, valuing their existence? Or educate them? Or does life have only the value … Continue reading

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