The Daily Port of Call: October 29, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find the Midas Touch, how to cut your favorite scenes, and why Twitter isn’t building your author platform.

Find out how to give your character the Midas Touch.

Learn to cut even your favorite scenes like a Superhero.

Have you heard of NaNonFiWriMo? “During the Write Nonfiction in November (WNFIN) Challenge, also known as National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), you are personally challenged to start and complete a work of nonfiction in 30 days.”

Discover seven reasons why Twitter isn’t building your author platform and what you can do to fix it.

You can write for money and love.

George R.R. Martin admits that Drogon could never beat Smaug in a fight: “As competitive as I am, no, Drogon is a very young dragon … not to mention Smaug, like, talks, which would give him an intellectual advantage.” He discussed world building and maps too.