The Daily Port of Call: July 4, 2014

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In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find what you need to know about DRM, an exploration of where writing advice comes from, and how to create energy in dialogue with summary.

Find out what you need to know about freedom of expression, DRM, and censorship from Cory Doctorow.

Jane Friedman shares a post that explores where writing advice comes from “99% of what writers are hearing in terms of advice comes from 1% of Authors.”

This post shows how you can create energy in dialogue with summary.

Discover one writer’s experience in the transition from nonfiction to fiction. “Plot was my five-foot gap, and it lay in the way of success.”

Here are a few facts you might not know about the Declaration of Independence.