Fifty Shades of Grey – So where did it all start?!

Since the huge success of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ readers worldwide were all left wondering just what turned a middle aged woman from Buckinghamshire into the sauciest thing to hit the book industry since Madonna decided that it would be a great idea to publish a tome consisting largely of her naked –great.

Yes, alright, we knew that ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ had its origins in ‘Twilight’, but just what turned author E.L. James from your average fan of Edward and Bella into a sex sensation?!

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Now, it has come to light that E.L James has revealed just what happened during watching and reading ‘Twilight’ to turn her into the Queen of bondage books. Well, we’re intrigued to say the least!

She told Katie Couric on her show: “Well, it all started way back in the day when I saw ‘Twilight,’ the film, and I loved those books – I just couldn’t put them down, absolutely avidly read the books. This switch was flipped. I had to write – so I started writing, wrote a novel, then I discovered fan fiction.”

She went on to say“I wrote about Edward and Bella and then decided to write about Christian and Anastasia. I took the fan fiction, and a friend of mine re-wrote it and I thought — if he could do it, so could I, and now I am here.”

So there you have it, from watching Twilight to best-selling author in several sado-masochistic steps. However, we’re not entirely sure it’s everyone’s idea of a great way to become well known!

Article By Emma Sankey

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