Evelyn Puerto, Author

Looking for the adventures in life…real or imagined

Anne With an E: Right Story, Wrong Theme


  Netflix recently premiered a remake of one of my long-time favorites with its version of Anne of Green Gables, titled Anne with an E. At first I was mesmerized. Some of the casting was…

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Summer Reading for Fun and More

Girl on deck reading

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…

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In the Valley

Short Fiction 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…

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Nine Plot Twist Ideas

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…

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10 Awesome Blogs for Writers

Top 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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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