E.L. James writes badly enough to teach young writers a lot. Her novel is filled with negative lessons, especially when it comes to her prose. And it's just hilarious. Here are five of my favorite funny bad lines.
It happens at least once a semester. A student writes me an impassioned note begging me to tell her whether or not she has what it takes to be a writer, imploring me to "stop her right now," if she doesn't.