The Daily Port of Call: June 11, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find novel diagnostics, POV shifts, and the secret to writing villains.

Novel diagnostics: How to tell if your novel has terminal problems from the first ten pages.

Head hopping: When you can use POV shifts and how to do them well.

Discover these six tips to write for the twenty-first century reader.

Here are tips for writing female and male characters.

Here is the secret to writing villains.

How e-book authors can take advantage of the change in iOS 8.

Find out what can be learned from the most-highlighted Kindle passages.