“Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only a letter, notes, a title list, a character sketch, a journal entry. Writers are like dancers, like athletes. Without that exercise, the muscles seize up.”
Jane Hyatt Yolen is an American author and editor of folklore, fantasy, science fiction, and children’s books. She has written over 280 books, the best known of which is the Holocaust novella The Devil’s Arithmetic. Her other works include the Nebula Award-winning short story Sister Emily’s Lightship, the novelette Lost Girls, Owl Moon, The Emperor and the Kite, the Commander Toad series and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight. In 2012 she became the first woman to give the Andrew Lang lecture.