The Daily Port of Call: August 11, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find your character’s arc, beta readers, and lessons learned from writing a novel in thirty days.

How can you figure out what your character’s arc should be?

Here are three things you need to know before you draft your story.

Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about beta readers.

Discover these writing tips from J. K. Rowling.

Seven lessons learned from writing a novel in thirty days.

What should the Authors Guild do? JA Konrath shares his wish list.