The Daily Port of Call: June 20, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find the nuts and bolts of writing dialogue, four steps to help you create a cleaner manuscript, and how to make the most of the latest Amazon category changes.

Get your characters talking! Here are the nuts and bolts of writing dialogue.

If you can’t afford an editor, here are four fun steps to help you achieve a cleaner manuscript.

One author shares her top five writing tips.

How can you make the most of the changes to Amazon categories?

Discover how to be a writer in the real world. “It’s not writing that I hate, but rather all the challenges that come along with being a writer today, challenges which can ruin the act of writing for us, if we let them.” Don’t let them.

Here are thirty-seven books for creative people to check out.