The Daily Port of Call: February 3, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call you'll find, an interview with Kate DiCamillo, historic slang from the OED, and three marks of punctuation to make your writing more expressive.

Read this interview by Daniel Handler of Kate DiCamillo about her recent Newbery Award win and other writerly topics.

Here is some helpful advice for dealing with query rejections: Try, try, try again.

Twitterpated, piffle, and foozle. Historical slang that we love from the OED. 

Here are concrete steps to help you make your book a career instead of a hobby.

“When properly used, punctuation can enhance the rhythm of your writing or change its meaning entirely. And yet too many people rely on a scant handful of marks to express themselves.” Here are three marks you can incorporate today.

A collector finds that he owns two previously unknown poems from Sappho.