The Daily Port of Call: October 28, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find unforgettable villains, deep point of view, and what’s wrong with almost everything being said about publishing today.

“They are complex, often charming, and able to manipulate. The biggest mistake you can make with a villain is to make him pure evil or all crazy.” Learn how to write unforgettable villains.

Discover deep point of view. “In deep point of view the character owns the page and the author becomes nonexistent.”

If perfectionism is slowing your progress, you might try NaNoWriMo.

You can use critical reviews to your advantage.

“Almost everything being said about publishing today is predicated on two facts that are dead wrong.” Understand the publishing landscape and what’s going on with ebooks and indie bookstores.

Grab your favorite caffeine vehicle and check out these literary Starbucks orders.