The Daily Port of Call: March 24, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to be a good critique partner, why Neil Gaiman thinks we like scary stories, and how you can build a writer platform.

Here’s how you can be a good critique partner.

No need to be daunted by book promotion. Just take a few steps.

Read the first tweets of 25 authors.

Neil Gaiman explains why we like scary stories.

How can you build a writer platform?

Here are the best children’s books of the last 100 years.