The Daily Port of Call: March 26, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find literary death matches in Texas, how to maximize your working memory, and whether Denis Johnson is America’s most influential living writer.

Literary death matches come to Texas!

Here are five easy jumpstarts to get your writing flowing.

Research shows that taking timed breaks and then returning to work benefits your working memory.

Here are 12 tips for writing good book reviews.

Flavorwire asks, is Denis Johnson America’s most influential living fiction writer?

There is no one right path to writing.