Which begs the question, as author Jenn Bennett asked: Can fiction first written as fan fiction—no matter how far from the original source it diverges—ever be ethical? Will Stephenie Meyer and her publisher put the kibosh on James’s dreams of Hollywood? How different does an author have to make her inspired work to make it truly original? Do you think E. L. James’s Fifty series is far enough away from Twilight?
And, in lighter questions, who should play Ana and Christian (do not mention Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson, please!)?