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Lisa Heidke

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Born
in Melbourne, Australia
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Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella, Catherine Alliott, Nick Hornby

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February 2009


After growing up in Brisbane, I ran away to Sydney, via London, and worked in book and magazine publishing. After many years living in the inner west, I was surprised one morning to wake up and find myself married with three children and living on the North Shore.

I’m not one of those people who’ve always wanted to write a novel...okay, I am one of those people. But it wasn’t until a few years ago I seriously challenged myself to do something about it. In fact, it was during an alcohol fuelled New Year’s Eve party where friends had been discussing the merits of a newly published novel.

‘I could write that,’ I blurted to anyone who’d listen. I’ve long forgotten the title of the book from that night, but the idea of writing my own novel, quickl
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Lisa Heidke Hi Susan,
I am very slack at checking my Goodreads questions, so big apologies for the delay.
Great question. Because I am writing contemporary women's…more
Hi Susan,
I am very slack at checking my Goodreads questions, so big apologies for the delay.
Great question. Because I am writing contemporary women's fiction, the characters have to be realistic, everyday, relatable women. That doesn't mean that all readers are going to identify with the characters or even like them, but I think the characters have got to be plausible - although with much better comebacks in argument scenes than I could achieve in real life.
Vital element - realistic, plausible characters

The main character is on a journey - generally on the first page my character is faced with a crisis that she's going to have to overcome over the next 350 pages. The crises and conflicts are going to escalate and therefore that character is going to be pushed to consider her morals, relationships and other long held beliefs.
Vital element - personal growth - the character, because of what happened on page one is a different person to the one she'll be on page 350.

Vital element three for me is humour. I don't mean laugh out loud gags every paragraph, however I am not writing a tragedy. I see enough misery on the evening news. yes, I am writing about real women facing infidelity, career slumps, broken romances, naughty children, addiction etc but even in those situations, I think there can be lightness, even gallows humour!
Thanks for the great question. It really made me think.
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Lisa Heidke Hi Liz, I hope it hasn't accidentally been SHIPPED to you! There was a delay with getting copies - the first print run sold out. Could you wait till…moreHi Liz, I hope it hasn't accidentally been SHIPPED to you! There was a delay with getting copies - the first print run sold out. Could you wait till the end of the week and if it still hasn't arrived, I will send another to you. Sorry about the inconvenience. Lisa (less)
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Karen Tyrrell Hi Lisa, Thanks for friending,
Please check ME & HER: a Memoir Of Madness.
A teachers gutsy story of parent harassment, mental breakdown & recovery
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
cheers,
Karen :)


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Lisa Heidke Brenda wrote: "Thanks for the 'friending' Lisa! Hope you're happy and well...over the car mishap on the way home from Taree!!"

Thanks Brenda! Yes I am...car going well. It was an adventure, that's for sure.
Cheers,
Lisa


Brenda Thanks for the 'friending' Lisa! Hope you're happy and well...over the car mishap on the way home from Taree!!


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