Who are the highest paid authors in the world?

 

Who do you think are the highest paid authors in the world? According to Parade magazine on Aug. 14, the answers might surprise you. I’ll give you a hint on number one, though. If you want to be on top of this list, focus your writing on sex.

That little hint should have tipped you off to the fact that E.L. James, author of the “Fifty Shades of Grey” trilogy, is the highest-paid author. Ms. James earned $95 million in the last year alone on the trilogy. To put that in perspective, Angelina Jolie is the highest-paid actress in Hollywood and she made about a third of that amount. The highest paid actor, Robert Downey, Jr., made approximately $75 million.   READ More

FWM Online Magazine - Everest by Fog: The Invisible (Hu)man

I must open this by giving Elmore Leonard credit.  He's a truly great writer, enough so that I suspect he'd encourage an analysis of his advice. I will do a series of these posts. I'd intended to start with Rule 1 (don't

start with the weather) but the preface caught my attention.

"These are rules I've picked up along the way to help me remain invisible when I'm writing a book, to help me show rather than tell what's taking place in the story. If you have a facility for language and imagery and the sound of your voice pleases you, invisibility is not what you are after, and you can skip the rules. Still, you might look them over." Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, preface.  READ MORE

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