The Daily Port of Call: May 30 2014

Photo by Alexxander Lvov/

Photo by Alexxander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find an important reason to do your creative work every day, how to write a terrific murder mystery, and six steps to set up your professional author page on Amazon.

Austin Kleon says inertia is the antithesis of creativity. Do your creative work a little every day.

A menu of services can help your freelance writing business.

Here are tips (with links to other resources) for writing a terrific murder mystery.

Check out this excellent advice for writers: Don’t let hurt keep you from learning where you need to go.

Here are six steps to set up your professional author page on Amazon.

You have your manuscript, and you’re ready to hire an editor. Here are fifteen questions you should always ask before hiring.

Want to become a better writer in fifteen minutes? Check out these TED Ed Talks on grammar and word choice.

Need suggestions for your summertime reading list? Here are nine literary luminaries’ ultimate summertime reads.