The Daily Port of Call: August 1, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find tips for pacing, how to explore your un-comfort zone, and why you might want to use an unreliable narrator.

Tricks for pacing: Use smooth transitions keep your story moving.

Explore your un-comfort zone: “It can be astonishingly fruitful to force yourself outside your defaults: it leads to you writing things you'd never have written and it asks you to practice skills you've never worked with before.”

Discover why you might want to use an unreliable narrator and how to get started.

Want to write a book? Do this first.

Find out how to use your motivation strategically to write more every day.

Check out these twelve quiet rituals of enormously successful people.