The Daily Port of Call: August 7, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find fifteen questions to ask your characters, day jobs are not an excuse to note write, and the design of your website matters.

Here are fifteen questions you should ask your characters.

Find out how to collect characters through everyday adventures.

Avoid the overuse of clichés.

“Day jobs are not an excuse to not write.” Dean Wesley Smith shares the results of his Writing in Public challenge.

Discover this “bowl of kale and spinach” lessons and habits that are essential for success.

The design of your website matters. “And the truth is, you only have about ten seconds to win over an agent, editor, or casual reader when they click on your website.”

Here are five visual content tools for writers.