Author Archives: Evelyn Puerto

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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Knowing Your Why

Why we do something is as important as knowing how to do it if we’re ever going to finish. Starting a project is exciting, like falling in love. When I start something new, all kinds of possibilities spin through my … Continue reading

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About Face

  Here’s a short piece I wrote in response to the prompt “About face.” I’m beginning to think this could be the start of a novel. What do you think? About Face Jenny never could say for sure why she … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Overcome Procrastination

Procrastination.   I know I’ve been fighting it the past few days. And I’m learning that overcoming procrastination isn’t as simple as telling myself to get to work.   Instead, I find myself flitting from project to project, not feeling … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Use the Power of Story

Who doesn’t love a story? Parents use them to amuse children. Speakers use them to illustrate a point. Politicians use them to sway people to vote for them. Great literature should first entertain. But its power can also be used … Continue reading

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