Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#AskELJames, Erotica, BDSM and Twitter - My 2 Cents


What Erotica Writers Thought of The #AskELJames Twitter Q&A




On June 29, the author of Fifty Shades of Grey, EL James held a Twitter chat fresh off the heels of the release of her latest book.


Yes, she wrote another one. And revealed during the #AskELJames chat that she was working on two more books.


Two more.


Needless to say, the Twitter chat went to shit. Insults were hurled at her, sarcastic and mean tweets abound and the questions about abusive relationships and plagiarism that have been posed to her since her first book was published remained unanswered.


Rachel Kramer Bussel, author and editor, wrote an article for The Frisky in which she asked fellow erotica writers what they thought about the #AskELJames Twitter Q&A. 


“I think the #AskELJames Twitter chat was to be expected. There’s been backlash since the first trilogy for her (lack of) writing skills and the fact that she’s portraying BDSM incorrectly, mainly as abuse, not a true D/s relationship. As an erotic writer, I’m glad there is a market for erotica and a growing fan base but I’d hope that readers and the general public don’t lump all erotica into the category of poorly-written fan fiction which misrepresents BDSM or misrepresents any sort of relationship or group of people...
Read the rest of what I had to say in "What Erotica Writers Thought of the #AskELJames Twitter Q&A" on The Frisky!



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