The Daily Port of Call: July 14, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to free yourself from expectations, beat writer’s block, and make use of the things around you.

“We’ve talked about discipline before, but the longer I’m on this writing path the more I realize that what we need to be disciplined about changes significantly over time.” Free yourself from the crushing weight of expectations.

Check out these tips and tricks of conditionals.

Discover these ten ways to beat writer’s block. “[B]locks are actually your writer instincts trying to get your attention—and what better way than to stop you cold?”

Here are seventeen reasons to write something now.

Everything you experience is grist for the writing mill: Make use of the things around you.

Here are ten library fellowships for writers.