The Daily Port of Call: July 2, 2014

 Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find a seven-layer cookie recipe, how to use layers to show intense emotions, and how to use the difference between real life and fiction to create more engaging stories.

What does a seven-layer cookie recipe have to do with writing?

Speaking of layers, use them to show intense emotions.

How can we take advantage of the difference between real life and fiction to create more engaging and entertaining stories?

What do you need to know to compose a great social media update?

Mourn your failed projects with timeboxed whining.

Here are five ways to tackle self-doubt.

The secret to writing well isn’t what you think.