The Daily Port of Call: May 19, 2014

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In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find reasons why your hero needs a special skill or talent, the dangers of forced writing, and tips for writing a children’s picture book.

Explore these four reasons why your hero needs a special skill or talent.

Where does forced writing come from, and what you can do about it?

Are you a plotter or pantser? Discover the pros and cons of each approach.

Check out this collection of five applications to make your writing life easier.

Do you want to write a children’s picture book? Try these great tips to get you started.

Here are four must-visit American literary bars.