The Daily Port of Call: January 17, 2014

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In today’s Daily Port of Call, break through your creative blocks, read tips for writing accurate historical fiction, and uncover the emotional power of verbs.

What is a beta reader, what makes a good one, and how can you find one? Check out this three-part series.

Suffering from creative blocks? Here are some strategies to break on through.

Illustrated literary puns just for fun!

Want to write historical fiction? Here are 7 tips to keep your writing accurate.

When polishing your manuscript, don’t miss these critical issues.

Verbs! That’s what’s happening! But verbs also create characters who leap off the page. Behold the emotional power of verbs.