Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday Morning Motivators to Slay Your Creative Dragons

By CJ Lyons and Margie Lawson


Try this quick and easy exercise to help prevent carpal tunnel syndrome during those long hours working at your computer!

First, stretch your fingers wide, hold your hands as flat and vertical as possible, palms facing away from you. Starting with your pinkie finger, curl and stretch each finger in turn inward towards your thumb as you curl your wrist in the same direction, in towards your body—just like a Spanish dancer with castanets.

Repeat several times with both hands, then reverse directions.

Ahh…feel that stretch! Great also while driving—another stressor for those delicate wrist joints.

As a pediatric ER doctor, CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge suspense novels. Her debut, LIFELINES (Berkley, March 2008), became a national bestseller and Publishers Weekly proclaimed it a "breathtakingly fast-paced medical thriller." The second in the series, WARNING SIGNS, is due out January, 2009. Contact her at

Margie Lawson -- presenter, psychotherapist, writer -- lives at the top of a Colorado mountain west of Denver. Margie merged her two worlds, psychology and writing, to develop psychologically anchored editing systems and techniques that teach writers how to write page turners. A former college professor, Margie works as a psychotherapist, writes fiction and nonfiction, and presents full day master classes for writers internationally. Go to for more information.

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