The Daily Port of Call: October 6, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to avoid repetitive dialogue, when to hyphenate, and how to give your character special skills and talents.

“Forget all the other writing rules, but always remember this one: The reader’s time is valuable.” Find out how to avoid repetitive dialogue.

Learn when to hyphenate and grab a free copy of Spelling on the Go.

When you give your characters special skills you can make them more unique and interesting. Check out this post that explores reading the weather.

Find out how to focus on your audience in social media and save time.

Discover the potential pitfalls of signing with a small press and how to avoid them.

Your self-publishing questions are answered on a podcast coming soon.