The Daily Port of Call: March 19, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find out about scene lists, the two kinds of novelists, and that voice in your head.

How scene lists can help you write your novel.

Schopenhauer on style: “A century before Strunk and White, Schopenhauer advocates for ‘chastity of style,’ while also admonishing, as E.B. White did, that brevity should never be accomplished at the expense of impoverished expression.”

There are two kinds of novelists, or maybe more.

Here are 15 antiquated words for happy we should bring back.

“That voice we hear in our head? That’s not us. Those thoughts we think are our own? They’re not our thoughts. They’re Resistance.”

Here’s how to stop worrying and fall back in love with your writing.