The Daily Port of Call: February 12, 2014

 Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find 5 clever hacks for online research, how to revise your novel at a glance, and what Steven Pressfield thinks about taking breaks.

Here are 5 clever hacks for researching that will help you write better stories.

Is it all right to use the word alright?

Here’s how to revise your novel at a glance: Look at the big picture.

A CIA front funded the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.

Taking breaks—is this resistance or not? Steven Pressfield weighs in.

Here are 21 productivity hacks to help you make the most of your time.