Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fifty Shades of Dreck

Nope. I am not going to bash E. L. James and her astounding success. More power to her. Luck does play a huge part in this publishing game to say the least, and seems to be in play here-big time. I hope she's laughing all the way to the bank~

I am also not going to bash her writing, there is enough of that on social media, especially Facebook. I picked up a copy at the bookstore and thumbed through it. Not for me. I won't be reading it. While I stood there for the few minutes, two women picked up all three books and headed for the cash. Wow, E.L. Must be raking it in. Did I feel a twinge? Yes, I'll be honest. Any writer wants to be a smash success.

But as a writer, I am not going to go all Grammar Nazi and do blog posts about what is wrong with Fifty Shades.  Hell, why stop at Fifty Shades? Read some excerpts from recent erotic best sellers, and let the cringing begin.

I could get on my soap box and bang my somewhat ample cleavage about some of the low standards in pubbed and self pubbed books, but ultimately, who cares? Who am I to lobby snobby attacks on other writers? I think I can say I am a good story teller, but a great writer? No. I am still learning. So I am staying out of any debates or discussions on Fifty Shades or any other snarky posts on writing, grammar and sentence structure and plotting~going forward.

No one is perfect. Not even editors. ;)


  1. I totally agree with you Karayn. I know that I'm still learning and I love it. I also have read lots of books with errors in them, but I still enjoyed the story. ♥

  2. Patricia, so true. All this nit-picking is getting to me, lol! I also agree enjoyment of the story itself trumps all! Thanks for stopping by!


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