Fifty Shades of Why

New York Times #1 bestseller. Adapted from Twilight fanfiction.
This can't possibly end well.

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E.L.’s made a common writing mistake here. Remember: just because you know everything there is to know about, say, the meaning of the mysterious prophecy that came to your protagonist in a dream, that doesn’t mean you can give your characters that knowledge without a legitimate reason.
How did Ana know that the Greys rescued Christian or that he experienced his ‘profound hunger’ as a child? E.L. never showed Ana learning those things. A week ago, Ana didn’t even know who Christian was. Ana only knows this stuff because E.L. knows it and forgot, here, that she hadn’t revealed those details of Christian’s past yet.

E.L.’s made a common writing mistake here. Remember: just because you know everything there is to know about, say, the meaning of the mysterious prophecy that came to your protagonist in a dream, that doesn’t mean you can give your characters that knowledge without a legitimate reason.

How did Ana know that the Greys rescued Christian or that he experienced his ‘profound hunger’ as a child? E.L. never showed Ana learning those things. A week ago, Ana didn’t even know who Christian was. Ana only knows this stuff because E.L. knows it and forgot, here, that she hadn’t revealed those details of Christian’s past yet.

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Anonymous asked: Why the friggin' frig would Christian be invited to a commencement ceremony to talk about the work of one specific program? All his speech is about is this one initiative, and with a university this big it makes NO sense. It'd be one thing if he used it as a jumping-off point to talk about other stuff, but he doesn't. I'm 99.8% sure that ELJ just used this as a poorly thought-out plot device to a) bring them together and b) tell Ana that he was hungry once. UGH.

Welcome to Fifty Shades of Grey! Your analysis is spot-on, anonymous friend.

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K.M. Weiland has a good article about why “suddenly” is usually unnecessary. I’ve linked to it before, and I’ll link to it again.
Most Common Writing Mistakes: Why Suddenly Is a Four-Letter Word

K.M. Weiland has a good article about why “suddenly” is usually unnecessary. I’ve linked to it before, and I’ll link to it again.

Most Common Writing Mistakes: Why Suddenly Is a Four-Letter Word

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themaskedkiwi asked: About the belly clenching, I have to say I usually feel the same thing. I don't know what nerves are those, but whenever I think of sex in a new exciting way, something gets crazy in my intestines, like something pulled them from my side. My GF feels the same sometimes, so, I hope for the first time, I have to defend James: feeling things in your belly is normal. It happens to me, at least. It's not a lady boner, oh, no, it's something deeper and... uh... wilder? primal? Geez, whatever.

I only feel that sensation when I’m suddenly filled with fear, but this reassures me that E.L. isn’t entirely confused. Thanks for sharing!

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