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Writing A Badly Can Earn You £75M

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3066041/Fifty-Shades-Grey-author-makes-75million-four-years-worldwide-hit-making-country-s-fourth-wealthiest-author-JK-Rowling-holds-spot.html

Her books are frequently found carefully hidden among bookshelves, and when they were made into a film going to see it was treated as a clandestine affair.

But Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James, of London, has no need to hide away after she rocketed to fourth place in the Sunday Times Rich List of authors.

With an estimated wealth of £75million the 52-year-old knocked Jackie Collins down to fifth place.

I've only briefly seen extracts but from what I read it was dire, however writing badly it seems can earn you a fortune if you hit on the right idea.

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I've only briefly seen extracts but from what I read it was dire, however writing badly it seems can earn you a fortune if you hit on the right idea.

Of course, it probably helps to be a TV producer, so you can get your story plastered all over the media.

Even the women I know who've tried to read it couldn't get past half-way. Then again, they mostly hated Twilight, too.

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Sex sells.

As long as you're a bird. If a bloke had written that damned booked he'd have been cast into literary oblivion.

Bird writing soft porn: "modern and empowering". Bloke writing soft porn: "sad pervert".

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I've only briefly seen extracts but from what I read it was dire, however writing badly it seems can earn you a fortune if you hit on the right idea spot.

It ain't called Clit Lit for nothing.

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Sex sells.

Not in our charity shop it doesn't......nobody will buy the damned book or the sequels not even for three for a pound. ;)

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My sister read it! I had to punish her severely! It's too dirty for my delicate mind!

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Not in our charity shop it doesn't......nobody will buy the damned book or the sequels not even for three for a pound. ;)

I got all four volumes of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" for a fiver in the local charity shop this weekend.

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Based on that topic title you should now be a billionaire.

I think I may have been going with writing a bad novel... at first but clearly changed my mind and the fingers didn't keep up.

However look forward to buying my yacht.

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I got all four volumes of "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples" for a fiver in the local charity shop this weekend.

It's not porn though, but I bet that's a good read! :blink:

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