onsdag 13 mars 2013

Stephenie Meyer Talks About The Twilight Saga, True Love & Her New Project

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From source: Guardian
Stephenie Meyer's subconscious has a lot to answer for. Almost 10 years ago, as a young mother in Arizona, she had a dream about an average teenage girl and a beautiful male vampire, sitting in a meadow, lost in conversation about the difficulties of their relationship. The specific problem was that if they became too close – if they gave in to the girl's intense desires – he'd hurt and potentially kill her.

Meyer wanted to remember the story, but was struggling with her small sons' relentless needs, so began writing it down for safe keeping. It was the first story she had ever put to paper. A modest woman, a committed Mormon, she loved books, had always conjured up stories, but had previously thought the idea of writing anything herself would be presumptuous. That story became Twilight, the first of four books in a saga that has sold more than 100m copies, been translated into 37 languages, spawned a bogglingly successful film franchise, a much-discussed relationship between the film's young stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, and a flood of visitors to the small town of Forks, Washington, where the series is set.

 In 2008 the novels occupied the top four places on the USA Today roundup of the year's bestsellers. In 2009, they repeated that trick. They have also inspired another colossally successful series; EL James has said her Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, about a young woman who falls for a sexual sadist, began as Twilight fan fiction. When I ask Meyer whether she's read Fifty Shades, she quickly, emphatically, says no. She doesn't wish James ill at all, she says, but "it's so not my genre. Erotica is not something I read. I don't even read traditional romance." Why not? "It's too smutty. There's a reason my books have a lot of innocence. That's the sort of world I live in."

Read the whole interview here

Source: via Twilightish

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