The Daily Port of Call: January 29, 2014

  Photo credit: Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

Photo credit: Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, 25 YA novels that everyone should read, why you might want to and how to form a writing group, and three tweaks to get you out of a rut.

25 YA novels that everyone should read. How many have you read? 

Poet Richard Blanco reflects on the time since reading his poem at last year’s presidential inauguration.

Creating a writing group: The reasons why and how to get started. Here is a hint: The other members of the group don’t have to be just like you.

Need a little inspiration? Find writing prompts on Tumblr. 

Three tweaks to get you out of a rut.

Here are seven reasons why an editor may reject your submission.