The Daily Port of Call: September 19, 2014

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find deep structure, discussions on the business of publishing, and a deal between Bookseller and Nook Press.

Find out how to write a short story with deep structure: “Deep Structure is what the reader detects subconsciously beneath the narrative. A perception of depth.”

Discover these five expert tips to tighten your writing.

A provocative post leads to discussion about the business of publishing: If publishers want to thrive, they should focus on improving access to books.

The Bookseller and Nook Press are coming together to highlight ten new self-published books each month.

To reach new heights as a writer, you must learn to quit. “We keep reworking that first novel over and over. We keep querying the first novel and won’t move on until we get an agent. We keep writing in the same genre even though it might not be the best fit for our voice. We keep marketing the first self-published book and don’t move forward and keep writing more books and better books.”