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For Novelists, Success Is Not Monetary

Steven Petite | Posted 07.17.2015 | Books
Steven Petite

We live in a world where success is considered to be directly correlated to the amount of commas in a person's bank account, and to some degree, success and monetary returns are tangentially related.

If You Liked 'Grey,' You'll Love...

IndieReader | Posted 07.16.2015 | Books
IndieReader

Can't get enough Christian? Jump into bed with these five erotic indies.

Leaked Upcoming 50 Shades of Grey Sequels!

Sam Johnson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

Ever since EL James' new masterwork "Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian" became a runaway bestseller, everyone who can read has been clambering for more! Luckily, these upcoming titles have just been leaked to me. (Caution: Spoilers.)

Was E.L. James Really Bullied on Twitter?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Instead of being a lovefest or a cyber tea party, #AskELJames turned into a free-for-all where critics of all kinds told James what they thought of her books and her writing. The responses prompted this furious denunciation from Rice, an author I admire.

EL James' Twitter Q&A Did Not Go Well To Say The Least

AP | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter had a bit of fun Monday at the expense of EL James. The hashtag "AskELJames" trended nationwide as the "Fifty...

16 Fascinating Things We Learned About Christian Grey From 'Grey'

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon & Maddie Crum | Posted 06.24.2015 | Arts

Like Jean Rhys, author of the classic Jane Eyre spinoff Wide Sargasso Sea, E.L. James has tasked herself with the job of writing an entire novel expla...

Was The Unreleased 'Fifty Shades' Book Stolen From Its Publisher?

The Huffington Post | Madeline Kaplan | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment

This probably isn't the kind of bad behavior E.L. James fans want to read about. Police are currently investigating the disappearance of a copy of ...

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' To Be Re-Told From Christian Grey's Perspective

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.01.2015 | Entertainment

E.L. James really knows how to stretch out a story, doesn't she? On Monday, the Fifty Shades of Grey author announced via Instagram that she'll be ...

The Day I Defended Fifty Shades of Grey(!)

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.19.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

When I saw this excerpt all over Facebook recently, I had to cry foul. I knew it was fake. As bad a writer as E.L. James is, this isn't her special kind of bad. This is different. It's just a shade more grotesque. And while Christian Grey is lots of things -- none of them interesting -- he doesn't mewl. Maybe the book would have been better if he had.

Learn the Secrets of Publishing Stardom!

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.30.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

Throw out every writer's guide you've ever bought or downloaded. Shred all the notes you ever took at all those writing workshops. Forget everything your writing teachers told you in school. E.L. James, author of the blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey, has published a writing guide.

15 Howlers from Fifty Shades of Grey

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Like The Deerslayer, it's often very funny, unintentionally so. Here are 15 terrific examples, though going to 50 wouldn't be difficult.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Is a Laff Riot

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.29.2015 | Comedy
Lev Raphael

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.

Fifty Shades of Growth: A Psychotherapist's Invitation to Action

Keri Nola | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Keri Nola

As a sexual health educator and psychotherapist, it may or may not surprise you to know that I went to see Fifty Shades of Grey. I've always been inc...

Big Changes Ahead For 'Fifty Shades' Sequel

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.20.2015 | Entertainment

After director Sam Taylor-Johnson made it clear that her relationship with E.L. James was like being on a months-long battlefield, the "Fifty Shades o...

Fifty Shades of Things People Don't Want to Face (But Should)

Jennifer G. Bird | Posted 04.20.2015 | Religion
Jennifer G. Bird

Control and jealousy form the bedrock of abusive relationships. The fact that Christian Gray may change his ways by the end of the series is truly fantasy, and on that level concerns me even more.

50 Shades of... Relax Already!

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 04.20.2015 | Women
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

Yes, there are real sex/violence issues to be concerned about and you don't have to look far to find them. But let's just leave 50 Shades where it belongs -- in fantasy-land.

Fifty Shades of Grey or The Six Gajillion Dollar Man

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.20.2015 | Entertainment
Kimann Schultz

Fifty Shades of Grey is first and last a fairy tale wherein a virginal, weak tea-drinking (per the book's) non-moneyed heroine fixes/redeems/saves ("I can make him better, faster, stronger!") her nasty Gatsby. Or do we call him a dark Arthur?

'Fifty Shades' Whips Up Record-Breaking Weekend Box Office Debut

AP | LINDSEY BAHR | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences were more than curious to check out the big-screen adaptation of the racy phenomenon "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weeken...

50 Shades of Grey + One Piece of Wool... Over Your Eyes

Brittany McDonald | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Brittany McDonald

As empowering as it is to feel oh-so-scandalous and a little bit naughty...as charming as it seems to be the star of someone else's fantasy...pull t...

Madonna Thinks 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Is 'Not Very Sexy'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment

Sorry, film critics of the world: Madonna just offered the only "Fifty Shades of Grey" review we need. While the Internet continues to debate the virt...

ReThink Review: Fifty Shades of Grey -- Why Now?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.15.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Timing and technology may have conspired to make a story like Fifty Shades of Grey a runaway success, but its poor grasp of bondage and dominant/submissive power dynamics may send a dangerous message farther and faster than we would ever want.

The Adaptation Game: Playing with Fifty Shades of Sex for Film

Devra Maza | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Devra Maza

Sex beckons. It sells books and films, and this Valentine's Day it'll sell both. As Fifty Shades of Grey makes the leap from page to screen, the biggest question has been "how will they do the sex scenes?"

50 Shades of Brown

Sam Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Sam Johnson

At that time I was still just your average millennial young woman -- a painfully shy, 21-year-old virgin who doesn't have a computer or even an email address. I had big dreams to be a reporter someday, but also to fall in love and get married so I could finally find out how babies are made.

Fifty Shades of Filth or Fun?

Jose Martinez | Posted 04.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jose Martinez

Curious much? Just how curious are people for the release of Fifty Shades of Grey this week? Friday the 13th to be exact; just in time for Valentine's Day.

E.L. James Hasn't Congratulated Sam Taylor-Johnson For 'Fifty Shades' Yet

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.09.2015 | Entertainment

Much has been made about the conflict-heavy environment of the "Fifty Shades of Grey." Director Sam Taylor-Johnson allegedly clashed with the book's a...