Successful authors have discipline, focus, dedication to the writing life, and they are extensively well read - and not just in their particular genres. That creates a time crunch when you're trying to finish your breakout novel. "The Daily Reader" is the solution. It's that elusive combination of discipline, focus, dedication, and literary education accessibly bound in one book. With short excerpts from fiction and nonfiction classics and contemporary bestsellers, thoughtful reflections on the text, and short writing exercises, "The Daily Reader" introduces readers to renowned literature, helps them integrate reading and writing into their lives, and provides them easy-to-do yet thoughtful prompts to help them get the day's writing going.