How About Fifty Shades of STFU?

Caution: Vent incoming!

If you're like me, you're getting a little (or a lot) tired of reading ads about books that tout: If you liked Fifty Shades of Grey, you'll love ... No. Just no. Don't you think it's time you rode your own coat tails to success? I mean seriously. Fifty Shades of Grey was so last week. So two-thousand-eleven, people. Nearly five years ago, EL James wrote a series that everybody went insane over, making her mega-famous. YAY for EL James. I mean her no ill-will whatsoever.

Kudos to you, EL James. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But as an avid reader who wasn't particularly fond of the series, I can't tell you how tired I am of everyone trying to compare their work to Fifty Shades. How about Fifty Shades of Shut Up! It's tired. It's worn out. Pretty soon, people will be like "compared to what?" That's how old it's becoming! Granted, it won't be tomorrow, or next week, but you get what I'm trying to say.

Write something new, write something unique. In a previous post, I wrote that it's okay to get ideas from other books and/or movies, but get off the bandwagon here and find something else to compare your work to, or better yet, do something else!

Vent over. Have an awesome day!


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Lori L. Clark

Lori L. Clark currently resides in Hazelwood, MO with three rescue dogs. When Lori isn't listening to the voices in her head, waiting for the next creative inspiration to strike, she also loves to read, run, paint pet portraits and save dogs. Email Lori at

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