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    Agents are essential, because publishers will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    Authors change publishers because it's like being married for a long time and suddenly you want to go out and have a wild affair! No, not seriously, sometimes the deal is more interesting with a new publisher, and other times they have more enthusiasm for your books. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    Do not copy my style! The first rule of writing is write about what you know, not what you think you know. So, think about what you've done in your life and write about that. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    I am currently talking to one of the studios about making American Star as a TV series. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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! Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    I have this theory that people in Hollywood don't read. They read 'Vanity Fair' and then consider themselves terribly well read. I think I can basically write about anybody without getting caught. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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! Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    I managed to take a family trip to the Bahamas and it was quite lovely. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    I write about real people in disguise. If anything, my characters are toned down-the truth is much more bizarre. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    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. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    Ideas are all around me. If I wasn't interested in them myself, I don't think anyone else would be either. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    If you want to achieve your dreams, you must follow them, and the best way to follow them is not to think about wanting to be very rich, but to think about doing something that you really want to do. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    My philosophy is, unless you're sick and need help, why bother? Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    My weakness is wearing too much leopard print. Jackie-CollinsJackie Collins
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    People are intrigued by fame, power and wealth and I think Hollywood is the only place where you get all three together. Jackie-Collins/">Jackie Collins
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    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. Jackie-Collins/">Jackie Collins
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    Viagra is a drug, just like cocaine. It can cause you to become addicted. Jackie-Collins/">Jackie Collins
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    Whatever you have a passion for, then you must do. If you want to write, write about something you know about. Jackie-Collins/">Jackie Collins
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    Where was Paris Hilton a year ago? She's a fabulous character to write about. Jackie-Collins/">Jackie Collins
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    You've got your hands full if you have three children under 2 years old. Jackie-Collins/">Jackie Collins