The Daily Port of Call: July 18, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find tips for writing a riveting short story, a better story through a better antagonist, and the secret to being a writer.

Read these quick tips for writing a riveting short story.

Craft a better story: Make your antagonist the hero of his own story.

Fifty lessons learned from Thrillerfest 2014, including the secret to being a writer, marketing advice, and tips from the FBI.

Take a look at the July 2014 Author Earnings Report.

Check out these opportunities for writers in July and August from Aerogramme Writers’ Studio.

Sink into these nautical reads to stave off the summer doldrums.