Jackie Collins (b. October 4): “Inspiration is all around me” & other quotes about writing

4 Oct

Jackie Collins (born 4 October 1937) is an English novelist who has written 29 novels and sold over 500 million copies. Eight of her novels have been adapted for the screen.

Here’s what she has to say about writing:

  1. If you want to be a writer, stop talking about it and sit down and write!
  2. I’ve come a long way! My message to women is, girls can do anything.
  3. I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down – the truth is much more bizarre.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6.  I really fall in love with my characters, even the bad ones. I love getting together with them. They tell me what to do; they take me on a wild and wonderful trip.
  7. I’ve 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.

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