The Daily Port of Call: July 23, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of call, you’ll find how to use your own presumptions to your advantage, improve your writing productivity, and make the most of a critique.

“There’s dramatic value in both torquing the presumptions of your readers, and in warping those of your characters in your story.” Use your own presumptions to advantage in your work.

Explore writing productivity: Here are fifteen tips to help you crank out good plots.

Receiving a critique of your work can be emotionally challenging. Don’t let it throw you. Here are tips to make the most of another’s critique of your work.

“Action should propel your story forward and have consequences for your characters.” Discover these tips for writing action scenes.

What should new and aspiring authors write on their blogs? Here are five tips to help you get started.

“Twitter is the only social media channel that is always abuzz with the most up-to-date news on every topic. No other social media network carries the immediacy or scope of Twitter.” Discover the ultimate Twitter guide for writers