The Daily Port of Call: June 3, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find the trick to inhabiting your character’s POV, three blog posts on perseverance, and Chuck Wendig’s take on Amazon vs. Hatchette.

“The trick to inhabiting a POV character's consciousness more persuasively is to understand the character's obsession. What can the character not not see?” Do you know your character’s obsession?

Make sure your indie book isn’t violating copyright laws.

Here are three blog posts on perseverance: how to keep writing no matter what is happening.

Chuck Wendig weighs in on the conflicts between Amazon and Hachette and offers some advice: “We should think about books less as personal entertainment devices or as content blobs and think of them as parts of a whole—as parts of a culture beyond just self-satisfaction. Thus we support stories and storytellers all around the world. Books: vital for our mind as food is vital for our bodies.”

Here are suggestions for when life forces you to work outside your own writing boxes.

Discover fifteen secrets to writing great fiction from George R. R. Martin.

Using the internet for research or to find sources? Check out these fourteen Google search tricks to make your quest easier.

Here are twenty-five words that are their own opposites.