The Daily Port of Call: March 28, 2014

 Photo by ALexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

Photo by ALexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find a checklist of questions to ask while editing, an interview with author Manuel Gonzales, and how to free yourself from worrying about what other people think of your writing.

Here is a checklist of 10 questions to ask while editing. Among them, how is your story revealing character?

Is it hard for you to set and raise freelance writing rates? Here are some helpful tips.

An interview with short story author Manuel Gonzales. Some advice for aspiring authors: “Be your first reader. Do everything you can to make yourself laugh when you’re writing, or sad, or unsettled, or creeped out. If you can’t make yourself feel these things, it’s hard to expect a random reader to feel them.”

A former lawyer finds her voice at the same time as her young daughter.

How can you free yourself from worrying about what other people think of your writing? Write a novel and dance like no one is watching.

Is Akron, Ohio the new literary hot spot? Don’t overlook the Midwest. Some exciting things in literature are happening there.