The Daily Port of Call: January 16, 2014

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In today’s Daily Port of Call, snow reads, keeping your hyphens and dashes straight, and cats vs. dogs as writing companions.

John Green offers advice to aspiring writers.

Snow reads. You know, the new beach read.

Writing technique from Michael Noll: How to describe a thing without naming it.

Do you know how to use the hyphen, en-dash, and em-dash? Grammar cat to the rescue!

How to write a killer short story.

Cats vs. Dogs: Which pet makes the best writing companion?