The Daily Port of Call: March 5, 2014

 Photo by Alexaner Lvov/bistockphoto.com

Photo by Alexaner Lvov/bistockphoto.com

In today’s Port of Call, you’ll discover how to effectively banish your inner critic, explore setting as part of your story, and learn to make the most of 140 characters.

Here is a comprehensive article on how to effectively banish your inner critic.

Do you read and write outside your primary genre? You might want to give it a whirl.

Three simple rewriting tips to unload unnecessary words.

“Setting is not so much about the objective reality (what happens to be in a room) as it is about subjective need (what the character is experiencing).” Here is an exploration of setting as part of story.

Understanding character wounds: “Because wounds influence a protagonist’s behavior so deeply (to the point he will do almost anything to avoid feeling such pain again), it’s important to have a good grasp on what emotional trauma from his past is now shaping his present.”

Twitter tutorial: How to make the most of 140 characters.