The Daily Port of Call: January 31, 2014

 Photo credit: Alexander Lvov/

Photo credit: Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, listen to a conversation with Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood, find out what makes a book a classic, and discover the six characteristics of truly creative people.

Here is a collection of nine “timeless texts bound to radically improve your relationship with the written word.”

Listen to this recent conversation between Alice Munro and Margaret Atwood.

Writers spend a lot of time working alone. Here are six tips for staying creative without colleagues. Our favorite: Steal moments with your smartest friends.

What makes a book a classic? Reasonable minds differ.

Here are six characteristics of truly creative people. Start your innovation engine!

Submit your self-published books for the Writer’s Digest 22nd Annual Self-Published Book Awards. Early bird deadline for submission is April 1, 2014.