Jordan mentioned a “how-to” book I don’t have, so I had to run over to Amazon to check it out: Immediate Fiction : A Complete Writing Course by Jerry Cleaver.
Than I read the first line of the editorial reviews:
Musicians and artists might need talent to succeed, but writers don’t, says Jerry Cleaver in Immediate Fiction.
I was laughing too hard to read any further. I’m sure there was context to be had.