The Daily Port of Call: June 25, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to slay your dragons, reasons to write the ending first, and how to write any memoir.

Slay your dragons, fears, and self-doubt. Use your first thought.

Here are seven extremely good reasons to write the ending first.

Steven Pressfield shares how to write a memoir.

Feeling curious about Goodread’s new “Ask the Author” feature? Check out these four ways to rock it.

What happens in the brains of creative writers? “The inner workings of the professionally trained writers in the bunch, the scientists argue, showed some similarities to people who are skilled at other complex actions, like music or sports.”

Discover these six “under the radar” reads for the summer.