Internet vs writing

"The internet is of no relevance at all to the business of writing fiction directly, which is about expressing certain kinds of verities that are only found through observation and introspection. It's an incredibly powerful tool and you'd be stupid not to use it, but it’s a distraction in the actual business of writing."

- Will Self, quoted by Carl Wilkinson in 'Shutting out a world of distraction', 6 September 2012, The Telegraph