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Forty-four years is about as close to modern life as I want to go because I know now, from where I am, what was important about 1960 in social terms.
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I am writing a sequel to The Touch because I want to further explore the Chinese question that I have raised. There will be more about that in a sequel.
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I have an editor in my head, that's why I can't read Harry Potter, because Rowling is such a lousy writer.
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I stopped this one about two months before federation and I want the next one to be more political. It will deal with the formation of white Australian policy and things like that.
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I think explicit love scenes are a turn off unless it's the kind you read with one hand.
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I thought Angel Puss had missed its chance and would never be published because I'm so full of ideas. I don't have to scratch around in an empty cupboard for a crumb. I open my intellectual larder and it's chockers.
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I thought it was a wonderful world to live in, with the beauty and the difference. There was crime, but not a lot.
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I want to know what they look like, their height, and colouring, physique and speech pattens.
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I will never use swear words unless they're necessary and unless I feel that is what the character would have said in those circumstances.
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I'm sure that the whole world makes love differently and I would rather that he reader can relate to it in some way.
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In early draft it never satisfied me, and that was when it clicked into place and it went so well as a diary.
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In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.
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It's a dead give away of an inexperienced writer if every character speaks with the same voice.
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It's a woman's book but I think the men will read it too.
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My fictitious characters will take the bit between their teeth and gallop off and do something that I hadn't counted on. However, I always insist on dragging them back to the straight and narrow.
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My husband says it is very good that I have very tiny feet, because they're easier to get in my mouth.
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Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research.
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She told fortunes for a living. It's a wacky book and was great fun to write. It is very much a look at what life was like for women in Australia in the 1960's.
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The Labour Party of today has fits of horrors of the very thought of somebody like me might saying that they bought in white Australia. But I believe they did.
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The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more.
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The most important thing was the Pill. It freed woman up, all of a sudden women weren't dogged by the fear of pregnancy. It was a fact women were unemployable once they were married, now you get maternity leave.
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There are others unpublished novels in drawers. With publishers I fight a perpetual battle not to write 'Son of Thornbirds', which is what they want me write.
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There is no doubt that it is more difficult to read and more difficult to write but I still manage.
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There's a hell of a lot of horny people out there who are not being gratified in the way they should be.
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They should all have their own speech patterns with their own tics and little foibles. It's fun working all that out ahead of time.
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