The Daily Port of Call: July 1, 2014

 Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find a weird tip for cutting your novel, how to write a suspenseful story climax, and twelve essential steps from idea to publish-ready novel.

Here’s a weird, but helpful, tip for cutting down your novel.

“The first few pages of a novel sell that novel, the ending of the novel sells the next novel.” Discover how to write a suspenseful story climax.

Here are twelve essential steps from idea to publish-ready novel (with resources).

Seeing it from the other side: a New York editor and author who went indie shares her experience.

Here are books from novelists who went from indie to traditional publishing.

John Green helps you clean up your writing with his guide to common spelling and grammar errors.