The Daily Port of Call: March 14, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find a checklist to help you plan your novel, how to decide which of your many ideas to write about, and whether there is any such thing as a perfect start.

Having a hard time with the big picture for your story? Here is a checklist to help you plan.

The BBC believes you’ve read only 6 of these books. How many have you actually read?

How do you know which of your many ideas you should write about? Write your white whale.

What is the best bad book you’ve ever read?

Is there any such thing as a perfect start to your novel?

Here’s how to use foreign languages (real or imaginary) in your novel.