Do you have any form of ritual preparation before writing?
Absolutely not. I can write pretty much anywhere. If I’m in a loud place where I know the language, then I can’t write, but generally the universe needs to contrive circumstances to stop me writing, rather than contrive ones to allow me to write. But I am happiest in my hut in County Cork, with a pot of green tea and a large, uncluttered table.
If you’re in your hut with your teapot and cup, are you writing on your laptop, or longhand?
I do my thinking on paper, and act on my thinking on the laptop.