The Daily Port of Call: June 17, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find the eight elements of a gripping tale, how to blog effectively, and how to stay focused.

Keep your readers turning pages with these eight elements of a gripping tale.

How do indie authors find their audience?

Here is a collection of posts on how to blog effectively as an author without taking too much time away from your work in progress.

Stay real and be the person your writing needs you to be.

Discover fifteen questions to ask your beta readers.

Do you have a hard time focusing? Here are suggestions to help you stay on track.

Run through this pre-proofing checklist before turning your manuscript over to an editor.