The Daily Port of Call: July 7, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find tips to make your description stronger, the best way to self-edit, and CJ Lyons’s Digital Book Day.

“Description (or lack thereof) is a component of an author’s voice.” Read on for tips to make your description stronger.

What is the best way to self-edit? “Fearlessly, and fast,” according to Elizabeth Gilbert.

Authors who want to celebrate readers (and gain some new ones) should check out CJ Lyons’s Digital Book Day. Submit your book here.

What does a real life spook do? Truths of spycraft you don’t see in fiction.

Avoid these dangerous detours that could sidetrack your success.

Here are some tips to help you take full advantage of Microsoft Word.