This Week: the Awesomeness of Shelly Laurenston
Blayne Thorpe and Bo Novikov
Got a rose, eat the apple. One bachelor to rule them all.
Romance is not porn for women.
Porn is porn for women.Women have active sex lives and sexual desires.
All of these things are ok.
Jane over at Dear Author did a post comparing 50 Shades vs Masters of the Universe (the fanfic which spawned it). It's a great post, especially when you take into consideration what the publisher has said about it.
“It is widely known that E.L James began to capture a following as a writer shortly after she posted her second fan fiction story,” Vintage said in a statement. “She subsequently took that story and re-wrote the work, with new characters and situations. That was the beginning of the ‘Fifty Shades’ trilogy. The great majority of readers, including fan fiction aficionados, have found ‘Fifty Shades’ deeply immersive and incredibly satisfying.” - from the Washington Post articleAt the time of this post, there's a lively (and currently wank-free discussion) about the comparison, the ethics of 'filing off the numbers' of a fanfic story and repacking it for profit, as well as the 'transparency' of publishers. Go check it out.
In our heads, stories are perfect, flawless, glittering, magical. Then we start to put them down on paper, one unsatisfactory word at a time. And each time our inner critics tell us that it’s a rotten idea and we should abandon it.
If you’re going to write, ignore your inner critic, while you’re writing. Do whatever you can to finish. Know that anything can be fixed later.
"Who is one of your favorite romance book heroes?"