I have like 4 partially finished books chilling on my harddrive due to lack of faith in my writing ability, and this junk sells by the truckload? I've read tons of online erotica better than that nonsense.
EDIT: Duke Nukem is still too awesome though.
Sargent duck wrote:
I think I've been punk'd. No way that was the actual novel he was reading from.
Well, I guess I should start writing a novel now...
I took a preview of the book a few months back when I was trying to decide what to DL for my kindle / nook apps, and honestly, I couldn't make it twenty pages into the story before having to put it down over the quality of the writing. I thought it was that horrid...
I haven't listened to the Duke Nukem reading of it yet ("Ellen Reads Fifty Shades" is pretty funny though), but if it sounds like terribly useless trite, it's entirely possible it does come from one of the books.
Do people actually write this stuff? Yes.
Do people actually read this stuff? Yes. Just look at any big fanfic forum.
I will give EL James credit for one (and a half) things though. She wrote it. She wrote it and she put it out there. You can have 4 partially finished books chilling on your HDD, I've got a series of stories I'm building in the cloud before I try to release them to publishing, ....but she actually finished hers and took that chance.
Sad as I am to see writing quality that is worse than mine (well, worse than my best) make it big, I still have to follow through. That makes a big difference.
Oh, and good luck to you guys tinkering on your own projects. un-ninja edit:
OK. out. I'm on lunch break anyways. Duke's 50 shades may be my favorite reading yet.