The Daily Port of Call: October 15, 2014

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In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to write descriptions, whether to write drunk or sober, and how to leap into writing and publishing your next book.

Learn how to write descriptions in fiction without the info dump.

Should you write while drunk or sober? “The obvious conclusion is that you should write drunk, to get at the mad, crazy, drunken, Dionysian dream, and edit sober to find the sane, structured, sober, Apollonian orderliness that your crazy first draft needs to become something which actually works. But this isn't as simple as that either.”

Leap into writing and publishing your next book. “Writing is hard; it takes time; it can deny us of seemingly more pleasurable activities, and it takes an enormous amount of will power.”

Discover these ten resources for writers and bloggers.

“Sometimes in writing we can get so focused on what recognition and success look like in the world around us that we forget what success looks like to each of us, on our terms.” Celebrate yourself and your writing.

When you’re feeling stuck, try doing nothing for two minutes.