'Twilight' Author Stephenie Meyer Calls Fan Fiction -- Like '50 Shades of Grey' -- 'A Bit Sad'

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stephenie meyerIf summer 2012 was characterized by Fifty Shades of Grey fever, fall 2012 is all about the Breaking Dawn: Part 2 ballyhoo! With the premiere of the epic finale upon us, Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is back in the spotlight, and of course there are reporters who just can't help themselves and asked her if she's read/how she feels about the successful erotic trilogy ...

Acknowledging Access Hollywood's bold inquiry, Stephenie spoke openly about the BDSM love story inspired by her vampire love story ...

The author said:

No, it's really not my kind of book -- not my thing. But, you know, anytime somebody is out there being creative, that's great.

Suuuuure she feels that way. Certainly sounds passive-aggressive to me. "Being creative" is probably just Stephenie's euphemism for "ripping me off!" Maybe I get the impression she's not all that thrilled with E.L. James' success because of the way she talks about Twilight fan fiction in general, which -- surprise! -- she does admit to reading ...

I have read some fan fiction years ago and I found it really like, kind of cool. These people had these stories. I felt it was a little bit sad that they were doing them in a way where [the stories] weren't theirs, but I feel like all those people, they're practicing and their going to write their book, it's going to come out of them eventually.

In other words, she probably pities people who can't come up with their own original concept and are just playing around, "practicing." Well, you know, fair enough. If I were her and someone like E.L. James came long, making serious bank on a story that had initially been written as a sexed-up version of my book, I'd be feelin' at least a lil' snarky too. Nonetheless, given the popularity of BD2 -- and royalties she'll be getting for YEARS to come -- I'm sure she doesn't need to worry one bit about Fifty Shades of Grey blowing up her spot.

How would you feel about Fifty Shades if you were Stephenie Meyer?


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Katie Sasso

Actually, if you did your research you would know that Stephanie Meyers is LDS, i.e. Mormon, and many LDS members are not fans of things of a graphic sexual nature. Which is why when Edward and Bella finally "did it" they were married and it was more suggested than anything. Do your research next time

ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

Yes, we should all have dreams and write them out as a fifth grader would. She should be grateful that her twilight junk caught on with teenagers. Enjoy your money but don't pretend to be a literary genius.

ImaSo... ImaSoulMom

Oh come on! Do mormons believe in sparkly vampires then?

Tina Goff

This woman is so ridiculous! There are tons of fan fictions writers who are writing better things than her crappy twilight books.  Twilight was the worst written book I've ever seen.  Were there NO editors involved?  At least fan fic writers have BETA's!  There was so much wrong with Twilight that a BETA reader would never let slide!

nonmember avatar kikibean

Ok I was a fan of both book I will admit. But for her to present herself as being so much better than another writter is just crazy. They are both ny times best sellers and I think she needs to just get off her high horse. Quite frankly 50 shades might have started as a fanfic of twilight but I never connected the 2

. She needs to be a little less bitter and just be happy she's not just a mom and a housewife squeaking by and be happy her books have sold so well.

nonmember avatar Tara Nergaard

Ummmm @TinaGoff, have you read the 50 shades series??? I love the books, don't get me wrong, but if you think, editorially, that twilight is the worst book ever written, you obviously haven't read 50 shades! As delicious as this series is... it's abundantly clear there was NO editing or BETA going on there... Lol! ;)

Erin Roy

I really have a hard time relation Twilight and Fifty Shades. They're similar in some aspects, but still differet stories. Besides with all the authors out there things are bound to get repeated a little.

Stasi Coffey

een saying that all along, this book is an x rated twilight minus the vampires. Not only does is pretty much read like twilight, she also incorporated other books like Vampire Diaries. I agree Crappy fan fiction

nonmember avatar EK1989

Don't worry, Meyer, I find Twilight a little bit sad too. What a waste of paper . . .

Katie Sasso

No and i didn't say it all connected with the graphic sexual stuff. But she has point blank said that is why Twilight isn't sexually graphic and so maybe thats why she doesn't like 50 shades and this article didn't even take that into account

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