February 11

Tip: Go for a walk or do other exercise for at least ten minutes – more is better. Medical studies have shown that people who regularly exercise have denser, more active brain matter than those who don’t. Plus, the break will do you good. Sometimes as authors, we forget about our bodies—and brains. Often a short break will stimulate and refresh you so you can go back to work feeling renewed.

Thought: “Books are the carriers of civilization…. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.” – Barbara W. Tuchman

Teaser: Your character finds a genii, but instead of three wishes, she can have only one. What does she wish for and why? What happens?

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