The Daily Port of Call: May 20, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find tips for building a passionate audience, how to become an idea machine, and how to use Slideshare to market your books.

Author John Green shares how he built a passionate audience.

Here are tips for using either, or, neither, and nor correctly.

"An archive takes you right to the heart of the literary creation; it makes for an emotional connection that anyone who loves literature will understand. The experience is almost sensual." Ian McEwan donated his archives to the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

You can’t hold them in your hands, but check out Jane Austen’s notebooks from the comfort of your home. The British Library shares scholarly articles and other literary treasures online.

Become an idea machine now by working your idea muscles.

To blog or not to blog: How can your blog support your creative work?

Joanna Penn explains how to use Slideshare to market your books.

Emma Darwin explores chapter breaks and other joints.