The Daily Port of Call: March 31, 2014

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In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to write personal essays, guidance on discerning whether your work is publishable, and how Meg Wolitzer writes.

Learn how to write personal essays from the author of The Empathy Exams.

Build a smart author platform that doesn’t eat into your writing time with these suggestions.

Is your work publishable? Here is some helpful guidance.

You can spring clean your writing life to boost productivity and income.

Expert social observer and acclaimed author Meg Wolitzer answers questions about how she writes.

If you don’t know which types of books you should read, you might need some shelf help.