After The Cuckoo’s Calling, JK Rowling’s second novel writing as Robert Galbraith will be released this year, and the Harry Potter author is enjoying the freedom of writing as a middle-aged army veteran.
“There’s a line in As Good as it Gets,” she said about the 1997 Jack Nicholson film, “where a woman asks him how he writes such wonderful female characters and he says, and I’m paraphrasing, ‘I think of a man, and I take out the logic’, or the sense.
"That made me laugh, as misogynistic as it is, because when I write a man I take certain things out and give free rein to aspects of me that would not be acceptable. To be honest, I think I’m quite blokey — at least I’m told I am, and I like writing both.”
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