The Daily Port of Call: April 7, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find a Shakespearean sonnet, great female authors recommending their favorite female authors, and how you can show, not tell about, your characters’ feelings.

David Tennant reads “Sonnet 126” by William Shakespeare.

Twenty-three famous authors explain why they write.

Twelve great female authors recommend forty favorite female authors.

Is it possible that we are entering a golden age of the second novel?

Uncover the myth of creative inspiration: Great artists don’t wait.

How can you show, not tell about, your characters’ feelings? Here are two cheat sheets to help you out.