Category Archives: Tips for Writers

Dropped Another Half a Pound!

  Woke up this morning, got on the scale – which I do every morning now. Another half a pound gone! Just…48 more to go. I can do this. How am I shedding pounds? E-Diets for food. And exercise. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Important! Moving This Blog

Hi everyone! I’m moving this blog, and would love for you to come along with me! From now on, I will be blogging at http://www.alisavaldes.com, under the tabs “writing tips” “recipes” and “diary”. I hope to see you there! Please … 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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5 Ways to Get Inspired to Write

Aspiring writers love to ask me where my inspiration comes from. It’s easily in the top three questions I get asked, when I’m asked about writing. The top three questions I get asked when I’m not being asked about writing … 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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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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Agenting, Relationships and Love

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my relationships with literary agents. This is partly because I’m in the market for a new one, and am being extreeeeeemely selective this time around. It is also because, as I enter into … Continue reading

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