The Daily Port of Call: March 17, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find 15 facts about Saint Patrick’s Day, how one writer works with writer’s block, and an alternate approach to starting a novel.

Here are 15 facts about Saint Patrick’s Day.

Can #TwitterFiction transcend gimmickry to become art?

In a five-minute memoir, a writer explains his way through chronic writer’s block.

Have you seen the anonymous Instagramming poet?

Some writers start with the first line; some know the last line. James Scott Bell begins in the middle.

Here are the winners of the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award.