Never having written before, Anna Todd is today the breakout Simon & Schuster author whose “After” series of One Direction fan fiction is the best argument yet for digital’s drive toward writing and reading community — and for the massive platform leading the way: Wattpad.
These are just a few of the ideas that pop into my strange little mind while I’m watching a movie or television or reading a book.
Todd’s filthy little tale has been read over a billion times online — yes a billion. She’s signed a six-figure book deal with Simon & Schuster, created an entire line of jewelry centered around the series, and recently sold the rights to a film version to Paramount. Not too shabby for a girl writing sex scenes about her favorite band member on her iPhone.
How do I look while taking out the trash? While slumped in a chair at work? While crying during this movie? We watch a celebrity like Jennifer Aniston with the awareness of ourselves being watched.
Through an unwise and eye-opening exploration of their Tumblr tags, the members of One Direction familiarize themselves with the fandom surrounding their band and become first ironically, then genuinely obsessed with One Direction fan fiction.
A long, brutal winter that was the warmest on record had settled over the lands. Mothers were clutching their baby bjorns. Fathers were also clutching their baby bjorns, except they made an Adam Sandler movie about it.
7. Feeling extreme emotional attachment to Loki, only partly because Loki is played by someone as hot and dapper (and, lest we forget, British) as Tom Hiddleston.
WRITER 3: I thought the general was having sex with his memoirist.
WRITER 1: That was Episode 2. And that was a different general.