The Daily Port of Call: June 12, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to reveal character with a change of heart, set up a surprise character arc, and understand your author website.

You can reveal character and deepen your story with a change of heart.

Here are several aspects of the craft of writing that we can learn from one book’s opening.

Discover how to set up the character arc when your character doesn’t know he needs to grow.

Here are three ways to plan a marketable novel without losing creativity.

Learn from these five mistakes that authors make on the way to publishing success.

Understanding the author website: Your book is the car; your blog is the driveway.

You are not alone in the highs and lows of the writing life.

“Brilliance, it seems, is the product of a well-rested mind, not artistic all-nighters.” Find out the bedtimes of these creative folks.