The Daily Port of Call: July 15, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find the seven deadly sins of prologues, how to get to know your characters, and how to find the right editor for your book.

What are the seven deadly sins of prologues?

Do you know the answer to your story’s most important question? “The dramatic question is the central element of uncertainty that drives your story. The moment it is asked, your story begins. The moment it is answered, your story ends.”

When you know the plot but your characters are more elusive, try this process for getting to know them.

Polish your manuscript: Use this checklist to make sure your characters are acting consistently.

Discover the answers to your questions about working with an editor: How do you find the right editor for your book?

Read these three takeaways from the World Domination Summit.