‘Write about the things that are important to you. The things that move you in some way, whether that be to laughter or tears or maybe even anger. And go for long walks by yourself. Seriously. And as you walk, let your mind go free to wander off on pathways of its own choosing.
If I were to nominate the one thing that best helps me uncover stories, work out plot problems, get to know characters or simply find the words I’ve been struggling with for ages in front of the computer, then this would be it. Walking and wondering and day-dreaming about the story.’