The Daily Port of Call: September 16, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find seven ways to declutter your writing, how to use mini arcs to plot your novel, and a checklist to fix your problem scenes.

Discover seven ways to declutter your writing.

Learn how to use mini arcs to plot your novel.

Use this checklist to fix your problem scenes.

Here are seven reasons why authors need to use social media.

Find out how Stephen King teaches writing. “I used to tell them that if you could put together a model car or assemble a piece of furniture from directions, you could write a sentence.”

How do you know if you have what it takes to be a writer? “Every new writer resembles a yet-to-be inflated balloon, a stubby brown acorn, an unsharpened pencil. No ‘expert’ can know, just by looking at our early writing, whether we have what it takes. No one can know and quantify our potential.”