I wanted to make sure that the man who found the genie would not take terrible advantage of her, so he needed to be a person of integrity and honor - which is why I made the male lead an astronaut. The rest, as they say, is history.
More Quotes from Sidney Sheldon:My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
Usually, when people get to the end of a chapter, they close the book and go to sleep. I deliberately write a book so when the reader gets to the end of the chapter, he or she must turn one more page.
I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
When people tell me I've kept them up all night, I feel like I've succeeded.
I think that's because believable action is based on authenticity, and accuracy is very important to me. I always spend time researching my novels, exploring the customs and attitudes of the county I'm using for their setting.
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If anyone comes along, I'm more than happy to welcome them, but I'm not interested in world domination.
Our all-volunteer force continues to prove itself with a great level of professionalism, personal commitment and a technical competence that is quite remarkable.
Of course voting is useful. But then again, I don't put a big glow to it. Voting is about as essential as washing yourself. It's something you're supposed to do. Now, you can't go around bragging, expecting to get props because you voted. That's stupid.