The Daily Port of Call: February 6, 2014

 Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find 10 categories of loopholes along with the strategies to defeat them, the secret of crafting engaging messages, and 3 goals that you should know for every character.

According to Gretchen Rubin, there are 10 categories of loopholes (justifications  to excuse us from keeping a good habit). Here is the list with links to strategies to reject them.

Good advice for aspiring writers: Don’t wait to measure up. Start writing now.

Discover the secret of crafting engaging messages by using words of influence.

Here are 35 ways to engage with your book audience in the first 90 days after you publish.

“We seem to have evolved into a society of mourned and misplaced creativity.” Pianist James Rhodes recommends that we find what we love and make the time to do it.

If you want to understand your characters better, know these 3 goals for each of them.