Back in October one of Jackson’s friends emailed me asking for advice on writing. I sent her back the usual screed about the technical stuff, my recommended books on how to write (Hemingway’s rules and King’s On Writing), plus the more general advice to just write.

Really, I should have ignored the technical side and said just write – and left it at that. Because that’s it. That’s all the advice you need to be a writer. The only advice you will ever need.