‘Fifty Shades’ EL James Still Profiting From ‘Twilight’ Fan Fiction With Christian Grey Book

October 11, 2017 - Fifty Shades of Grey

If a Pulitzer for Fan Fiction Turned Best-Selling Literature exists, Fifty Shades author E.L. James should positively accept it.

The romance author announced Tuesday that her fifth bookDarker: Fifty Shades Darker as Told by Christian, will strike stores on November 28. The recover is a retelling of a second book in her Fifty Shades trilogy from the point of viewpoint of Christian Grey, a masculine lead of a dim adore story. James did the same thing with her initial book when she published Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian in 2015. One assumes she’ll do a same thing with a final book, Fifty Shades Freed, in a few years.

It’s impressive how many books, films and paychecks James has managed to fist out of characters Grey and Anastasia Steele—especially deliberation they were radically Stephenie Meyer’s characters Edward Cullen and Bella Swan.

10-10-EL-James Author E.L. James’ best-selling novel, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was creatively “Twilight” fanfiction. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

As many fans know, Fifty Shades of Grey was first a Twilight fan novella called “Master Of The Universe,” accessible for giveaway on a web. The strange story, created by James underneath a pseudonym Snowqueens Icedragon, has prolonged given been taken down. But a internet never forgets. PDF versions are easily accessible of James’ bondage-heavy erotica between Twilight characters Bella and Edward. The fan fiction’s opening paragraph bears nearby word-for-word similarity to that of Fifty Shades of Grey, save for name changes. Rosalie Cullen becomes Katherine Kavanaugh, Bella becomes Anastasia and Edward becomes Christian. (A full list of name swaps is accessible to peruse.)

James’ representative Valerie Hoskins reliable to Deadline in 2012 that the Fifty Shades array began as fan novella of Meyer’s best-selling saga, nonetheless she claimed James “rewrote” a story before it was published. “If we review a books, they are zero like Twilight now,” Hoskins said. 

And yet, James’ stream literary project—rewriting her Christian and Anna adore story from Christian’s indicate of view—is accurately what Twilight author Meyer did with her adore story. Though it was never published for sale, Meyer posted Midnight Sun: Edward’s Version of Twilight” on her blog in 2009. The downloadable PDF was a prejudiced breeze of Twilight from Edward’s indicate of view. When a publishing leaked online, Meyer gave adult ever completing Midnight Sun, to a beating of her fans.

GettyImages-148238486 Stephenie Meyer told fans during Comic Con she had deliberate finishing “Twilight” from Edward’s indicate of view, until she listened James had created “Grey.” Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Unlike Meyer, James delivered her project. At New York Comic Con in 2015, Meyer settled she had deliberate returning to Midnight Sun until she found out about Grey, the spinoff from Christian Grey’s indicate of view. “It was a verbatim flip a list impulse for me,” Meyer said, according to a news from Business Insider.

Of course, Meyer does not possess a thought of retelling a story from another character’s perspective, no some-more than she owns a judgment of a intrigue between a brooding, intimidating male and a shy, relatable brunette. With a arriving recover of Darker, it seems James will continue to distinction from her Twilight-inspired ideas for years to come.

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source ⦿ http://www.newsweek.com/el-james-fifty-shades-twilight-fanfiction-681855

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