Author Archives: Evelyn Puerto

Summer Reading for Fun and More

No matter how busy I am, I manage to fit in time to read. Whether it’s two minutes while I wait for my tea to heat up, or an entire afternoon on the deck with a thrilling novel, I make … Continue reading

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In the Valley

Just a short piece of fiction for your reading pleasure… Eric rolled down his window to spit his gum out and nearly ran over a rattlesnake. He swerved to miss the slithering reptile, clenching the wheel to avoid running off … Continue reading

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Nine Plot Twist Ideas

One of my go-to drinks when I don’t really want to drink is club soda with a twist of lime. It’s refreshing and low calorie. Best of all, it looks enough like a vodka and tonic that it keeps those … Continue reading

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10 Awesome Blogs for Writers

Most of the other indie authors I’ve met didn’t major in English Lit in college. Fewer started life intending to be writers. Somehow along the way, our gift demanded to be used and here we are. Now that we have … Continue reading

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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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