Of the six intellectual factors, intuition is (in my opinion) the most magical. We call this our sixth sense. It’s when we feel someone’s mood change, or know that the phone is going to ring before it does.

Our intuition is also the thing that allows us to communicate with The Muse. Every so often, when we’re writing, we receive a download of information. We enter “the zone” and it seems as though we’re taking dictation. This is our intuition at work.

This one, my friends, is worth developing.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women