Frederick Forsyth on writing. From a 2010 interview with DNA
In the early stage of thinking up a plot, I can be anywhere: on a fishing boat in the tropics or walking the dogs – and thinking, When my son was a toddler, he once asked me what I was doing, and I said I was working. And he said, “You were not working, you were staring at the wall.” And I said, sternly: “That is work!” link
Photo of a wall in Dakar to stare at by me.