The Daily Port of Call: January 7, 2014


In today’s entry, we look at the many words to describe touch, the correct use of quotation marks, and a literary smackdown, among other things.

Discover six secrets to writing a novel without an outline.

Did you know that there are at least 209 words to describe touch?

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Annie Dillard in The Writing Life.

Here’s a quick and dirty refresher of the ins and outs of using quotation marks. When you’ve finished that, check out some entertaining examples of the unnecessary use of quotation marks.

Finding your way: Here are three steps for creating meaningful writing goals.

Witness a literary smackdown: Chaucer vs. Shakespeare.

See you tomorrow!