‘Fifty Shades’ author E.L. James gets blasted in Twitter chat

The author’s foray into an exchange of tweets went absolutely horrendously. Here’s how you can avoid getting tied up in a similar predicament.

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A few years ago, my good friend Abbie Fink suggested I read “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

We were in New Orleans for Counselors Academy, and everyone was reading it at the same time. When I finished, I announced I needed to bleach my eyeballs—not because of the “erotica,” but because the writing was so bad.

So. Bad.

We had a good laugh about the book and commiserated on how bad (SO BAD) the writing was. As communicators, we pride ourselves as good—if not great—writers and the writing was particularly offensive.

To this day, when anyone asks whether I’ve read it, I always say the writing was so bad, it made me want to bleach my eyeballs.

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