Category Archives: Alisa Valdes

Postcard From El Paso, Texas

I was standing onstage before a packed auditorium at the El Paso International Museum of Art yesterday, getting toward the end of my keynote presentation for the Wise Latinas International Mujeres & Amigas Conference. I was talking about the plans … Continue reading

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What Good Writing and Good People Have in Common

In thinking about what makes writing good, I realized that many of the same qualities exist in good people. 1. Clarity. Good writing is clear. It makes its point without confusing you or weighing you down. Clear writing comes from … Continue reading

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Writing Tip – Starting Your Story Well

All good stories, whether they are fictional or non-fictional, must begin with your hero in an emotional place quite different from the spot where he or she will end up. This is true of novels, memoir, literary journalism and films, … Continue reading

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My Larry David Moment by Alisa Valdes – The Pizza Thief in the Gold Prius

The kids wanted to jump off diving boards yesterday — Mayeila stepping gingerly from the low dive, Alexander cannonballing loudly from the high dive. Mike and I were up for a drive through the country, so we all headed South … Continue reading

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The New Novel from Alisa Valdes is Now Out From VEE Books!

Coronado Prep student Maria Ochoa, 16, is near death after crashing her car on an isolated stretch of NM Highway 14 during a freak blizzard. When the only person who shows up to help her is a teen gangbanger named … Continue reading

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Business Lessons with Alisa Valdes — Believe in Abundance

I am very pleased and proud to announce that my production company, Valdes Entertainment Enterprises LLC, has secured its first major investor, an individual who will be putting between $50,000 and $100,000 of her own money toward our vision. Next … Continue reading

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