With her cookie-cutter characters, cheap dialog, and little respect for the intellect of women, Stephanie Meyer writes what could only be characterized as terrible fan fiction. The Twilight series has made her one of the most successful American authors today, and the film series based on her books is just as popular. The main character of her series, Bella, is practically an idealized version of herself, and her male leads are all sparkling blank slates for desperate and naive women to push their sad fantasies upon. These books delude teenage girls into thinking this is what they should expect in life, pretty much guaranteeing they will be disappointed when they realize most guys aren’t pale and shiny, and don’t just mysteriously disappear unless they have serious psychological or personal issues. Meyer’s writing does a disservice to all women by pushing themes of dependency and lack of agency, and for this we’re sorry to have produced her.
“The thing is, the thing is, it must be really depressing, if you’re a good, but unpopular writer, to know that this woman wrote a more popular book than you, in her sleep.”—whitepajamas, about Stephenie Meyer. (via flickflickflicker) exactly. And aspiring writers now have two choices: Write a good book and wait for people to notice; or write a twilight and get a movie deal. “the Meyers Method” (via luvina)
“It was like reading her sexual fantasy. Especially when she said it was based on a dream. And it was like, ‘Oh I had this dream about this really sexy guy.’ And she just writes this book about it. Like somethings about Edward are so specific. I was just convinced, like this woman is mad. She’s completely mad! And she’s in love with her own fictional creation. And sometimes you would feel uncomfortable reading this thing.”—RPattz