Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Stephenie Meyer steals another author's ideas

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Wow! If this is true it's better than any blockbuster!

Stephenie Meyer - plagiarism?

Can this really be true? Heidi Stanton, a former friend of Stephenie Meyer, author of the crazily lucrative Twilight series, is suing Stephenie Meyer for stealing her ideas. Film production on New Moon has been halted as a result.

Heidi Stanton, who studied alongside Meyer at Brigham Young University in Utah alleges Stephenie Meyers stole the vampire story from her. Apparently it's identical to a short story she wrote while they were attending college together. - Well the little tinker.....

Stanton filed her lawsuit against Meyer in Utah last Tuesday, April 14th declaring idea infringement.

She stated, "Quite frankly, I was shocked when I began watching the movie with my husband last week. I immediately told him that she got that idea from me! I wrote a fictional short story with the same ideas when we were in college together."

Stephenie Meyer claims the storyline for Twilight came to her in a dream. She completed the first book three months later.

Production of New Moon has since been "put on hold" until the case is resolved. It's scheduled for release at the end of the year.

I wonder just which one is spinning a yarn? I know who has most to lose.... or does she. Shit.... I suppose it means she'll sell another million copies.... As my mum used to say - "Them that have, will have..."



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Jenn Nixon said...

Hmm, this is interesting. She stole a good idea from someone and turned it into a crappy written book...

Can't wait to see what happens!

Anonymous said...

LOL--gullible, much?

Didn't your mama teach you not to believe everything you read on the Internet?

Anonymous said...

she does steal stories. i've read online stories with near exact plotlines before her books came out. looks suspicious to me.

Anonymous said...

A Book Called Garden of Stones by Jody Offen was written and published before Twilight it's about vampire story that takes place on the coast of Washington just like Meyers. It's about a young girl who falls in love with a vampire. With in the first few pages she encounters a man that shape shifts to a wolf, ends up at the local hospital because of an injury. Oh and the girl's brother was a deputy sheriff. The plot was based also around his death. The killer was an ex boyfriend who was into baseball. And yes there is mention of a local Native american as an old family friend. I could go on with little ideas of things that I could say Hmmmm... I wonder if Meyer ever read or was told about this book before she wrote hers.