Most Over-Used Protagonists in Today's Novel Part III: The Porn Star

OK. So Fifty Shades of Grey sold fifteen gazillion copies. I get it. Sex sells, and we have known this ever since the first sexually reproducing hermaphroditic flatworms evolved out of an amoeba's binary fission gone wrong. But please understand something, dear reader (by which I actually mean, dear writer.) The fact that sex sells does NOT mean that writing porn is going to make you E.L. James. It won't, indeed.

To put a little bit of perspective on this "new" trend of writing porn disguised as literature, let's take a moment to review the evolution of porn.

In the beginning, there was Ron Jeremy...

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Comment by Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw on December 3, 2013 at 8:16pm

I'd rather sell only a couple of thousand or even a few hundred copies of a nice dark little noir novel than be the poster child for bad writers... I don't care how much money she makes.  My reputation isn't for sale.

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