Category: Keys to Success

How to fix Jack Reacher

I recently saw the Tom Cruise action film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. The movie…

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Why Florida is a great place to be as a writer

Tortuga Bay has been doing very well in the literary competition race this year in…

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Where do good female characters come from?

While recently researching blog posts about the Divergent film series, I ran across a 2011 blog post…

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Fixing writer’s block

By Claire W. Staley As a writer, I am familiar with this common ailment: Writer’s…

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A Nature of “Selling” and Why Authors Should Care

Authors generally have a difficult time selling their books and other writings. While some have…

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Lessons in Writing Styles: Cussler vs. Clancy vs. Staley

One of the great benefits of Beta Readers–those brave souls willing to read drafts of…

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New York Times, Suzanne Collins, Danica Patrick make Top Five list for 2013

Here’s the annual round up for the most popular blog posts for 2013: Anatomy of…

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“Renegade” book trailer called “captivating”

The book trailer for Renegade was published on youtube on Thursday, June 13th, and it’s…

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Does the New York Times boost book sales?

In an earlier post, I discussed a recent article I had written that appeared in on-line…

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Marketing the author, not the book

When I began writing fiction, I was reluctant to focus my marketing efforts on me…

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