The Daily Port of Call: June 19, 2014

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In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find what self-published authors need to know about taxes, how to tell if your story is on track, and tips to take advantage of your backstory.

What do self-published authors need to know about taxes?

You can tell if your story is on track by writing a log-line.

Use these tips to take advantage of backstory. “The story arc is a curve that starts from beliefs rooted in backstory, touching along the way on everything these beliefs take away from the character, and finally ending where the character is able to overcome these beliefs.”

Why do some authors choose pseudonyms? You’ll find a few of the reasons in this post.

Discover how to set up your writing goals in Scrivener.

Make the most of your time spent on social media with these helpful suggestions.

Here are twenty words that once meant something quite different.