The Daily Port of Call: September 3, 2014

 Photo by Alexander Lvov/

Photo by Alexander Lvov/

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find how to handle exposition, separate from your main character, and collaborate (if it’s for you).

Discover how to handle exposition and avoid the tar pits of fiction.

Explore the use of adverbs in dialogue tags.

Find out how to gain some distance when your main character is too much like you.

Check out this publishing advice from J. A. Konrath to his younger self.

Learn whether collaboration is right for you and read tips for making it work.

Our use of function words reveals more than you think.