I go to all the parties, I go to the same restaurants, I've seen them over the years and they know me and I'm not intimidated by anybody. And I will ask them any question I feel like asking them.
If you want to have great sex, find a partner who really turns you on. Pills are merely props, and props can turn out to be a big drag.
I don't believe in writing anything that I don't know about or haven't researched about personally. I like to transport the reader to places, and in order to do that I have to do the research.
Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts.
Who is ready to settle for five minutes when three hours does nicely?
I have written 20 books, and each one is like having a baby. Writing is not easy; some people want to write books but just can't put a story together. I can put together a story that interests both me and my readers.
What do you have in at least an acre or more, because I'm tired of living cramped next to my neighbor.
I have visited Australia several times, and I always try to make a point of going to Melbourne because it's almost my favorite city there, Melbourne and Sydney. But I shouldn't say that because I haven't been everywhere-and I'm very fond of Perth too!
I should be writing until I drop. I'll be a little old lady of 106. I never see myself stopping what I do because it's my passion.
I was never confident about finishing a book, but friends encouraged me. When I finished my first book, it was accepted by a publisher right away and became an instant bestseller. One male critic called it the most shocking book he ever read.
Brittany Murphy... who knows if she's going to be around. Kirsten Dunst, I think she's really boring. Reese Witherspoon? She can open a movie.
Viagra is a drug, just like cocaine. It can cause you to become addicted.
We've had a lot of blood and sweat put into the school by parents and volunteers,
I write about the American dream: if you set your mind to do something, you can do it. My fans know they're getting the real thing.
I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins.
The husbands, who sometimes have another family who's grown, are going, Now I can spend time with my baby. Oh yeah, I bet your other family is really thrilled.
I write synopses after the book is completed. I can't write it beforehand, because I don't know what the book's about. I invent something for my publisher because he asks for one, but the final book ends up very differently.
I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre.
If you want to be a writer-stop talking about it and sit down and write
I consider everywhere I go research, so you will be reading about the Bahamas in a future novel That's because I like to take my readers with me.
I have considered rap music stars, and there is one in my new book, Lovers and Players, and there is also a hip-hop music mogul who I think you will like a lot.
I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book.
These are not big corporations buying these parcels. It's working-class people trying to put their money somewhere it will make them a return.
My weakness is wearing too much leopard print.
Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She's a fabulous character to write about.
You've got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old.
Whatever you have a passion for, then you must do. If you want to write, write about something you know about.
During the course of that year, I'll probably have another book come out, ... I'll go on the road to promote it and do publicity. People think the life of a writer like me is easy. 'She writes those scandalous books and then she just lounges around.'
I never cross anything out. I just add to it. It's embellishing. Then my assistant puts it on the computer. It's almost like reading something new when it goes on the computer.
It was so funny to realize that all the cliches about Hollywood were true, ... There was the casting couch. There were these dirty old men who would say, 'Can you lift your skirt up a little higher, darling We'd like to see your legs. How about dinner tonight' That's what I started to write about.
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