The Daily Port of Call: June 23, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find tips for outlining (or not), how Scrivener is like Hermione Granger’s bottomless handbag, and lessons learned from an experienced indie author.

Outlines don’t have to be boring. Here are tips for creating a creative outline with links to additional resources.

And here are tips for planning a novel without actually outlining.

Do you need help with action? Here are some tips for choreographing direct action scenes.

Scrivener is like Hermione Granger’s bottomless handbag.” Find out what all the fuss is about.

An experienced indie author shares what she would do differently if she were starting today.

Salman Rushdie was honored with the 2014 PEN/Pinter award. “This prize is English PEN’s way of thanking Salman Rushdie not just for his books and his many years of speaking out for freedom of expression, but also for his countless private acts of kindness.”

Read this interview with Michael Tamblyn, president of Kobo. “We will let our competitors chase the customer who reads two books a year. We want the customer who reads two books a week, and the best place to find them, we believe, is in an independent bookstore.”