Stephenie Meyer: A Real Scene-Stealer?

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Did Stephenie Meyer bite the plot for Breaking Dawn from another writer?

TMZ reports that a lawyer for Jordan Scott has fired off a copyright-infringement claim to Breaking Dawn's publisher, claiming that Twilight authoress Meyer lifted BD's storyline from Scott's own work, The Nocturne.

In the letter (read it for yourself here), Scott's attorney, J. Craig Williams, claims numerous similarities between The Nocturne, which was published in 2006 (and was excerpted on Scott's Web site prior to that) and Breaking Dawn, which hit bookstore shelves in August 2008.

Among the alleged parallels:

  • Both works contain a wedding scene and a post-wedding sex scene on the beach.
  • Both works contain a scene about a woman who's sick because she's carrying a child with evil powers.
  • In both works, the wife of the main character dies.

Hmm; coincidence...or not?

For the record, Meyer's rep claims that Scott's claims are "completely without merit."

Readers, let us know in the comments section: Do you think Stephenie Meyer might have done a little bit of borrowing when she wrote Breaking Dawn?

 

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  • Lisa
    Lisa

    She STOLE the WHOLE story from Charlaine Harris, LJ Smith, and Anne Rice...so I'm not surprised that people are finally catching on to this scam. Her so-called "dream" is a load of crap. I totally agree. I have lost my admiration for Ms. Meyers' "creativity".

  • FFFFFFFFFFFFF
    FFFFFFFFFFFFF

    Ahahaha oh goodness. The funny part is that the Twilight fantards are backing up Stephenie cause she created this sh*tty series. Anyways, Stephenie did steal ideas from other popular books; so she is a copycat and she can't write, really. GO AHEAD AND FLAME dumb kids.

  • CarolMar
    CarolMar

    I Jus love Stephenie Meyer!!!!! Please give us Midnightsun we want more we need more from you.....Please!!!!!! From Dominican Republic!!!!!! Te Queremos!!!!

  • CarolMar
    CarolMar

    This guys just want money S.M did not stole anything!! Agree with your comments Melanie.....

  • Cait
    Cait

    I support Stephenie She didn't steal and she doesn't need to steal,guys

  • zabiba
    zabiba

    ehm, ACTUALLY she stole the hole idea of 4 books abt a highschoolgirl falling in love with a vampire. the original "vampire diaries" is written by L.J. Smith and published in 1991. there will be a series soon on tv. and please dont call her a WRITER cause shes nothing more than a copycat. she cannot write, she cannot create.

  • i was here
    i was here

    Some of these people are just retarded...She stole the sttory from Anne Rice?? It's not even close to the same storyline as interview with a vampire. Like Anne Rice is the only person allowed to write about vampires...after that it's all plagiarism?? Give me a break. Why can't people just let things be and let people have their fame? But no there is no sex on the beach, and she doesn't die, so Jordan Scott can go suck it...And not all readers are 13 and under and furthermore, all men over 20 should read it and learn a thing or two about how to treat a woman...

  • Viktoria
    Viktoria

    It says: "the wife of the main character dies.". I mean, Bella doesn´t dies. She just becomes a vampire because she didn´t had any other options.

  • georgia12
    georgia12

    OMG... she didn't steal his work just because her books are a success. Bella does'nt die and the wife of the main character dies in his book so thats not the same. reneesme hasn't got evil powers. Last of all anybody can have a wedding scene and a post-wedding sex scene on the beach. So she didn't steal his work because the two peices are different.

  • P.Cullen
    P.Cullen

    What makes me suspicious, is that humans never have dreams about others without being involved. That doesn't work. So her whole "I once had this dream about . . ." is a huge marketing lie.

  • Sonia Goldenberg
    Sonia Goldenberg

    Well....yeah, she stole the idea for Twilight from Interview with the Vampire. It is immediately evident! So...we may not judge her, but it is a matter of fact. So, SM, be careful and have your own idea next time!

  • Sian
    Sian

    for starters, bella and edward dont have sex on the beach. for seconds, bella's baby doesn't have evil 'powers'.and for thirds, bella doesn't die.so no, dont think good old steph as copied, maybe had some ideas but if she has then she has made them much better. :Dcan't wait for the upcoming twilight saga films. :D i completely agree with you !

  • abigailcullen
    abigailcullen

    She didn't steal. She already had the plot for Breaking Dawn when she finished Twilight. Read it for yourself on her website (www.stepheniemeyer.com). She wrote a book after Twilight called Forever Dawn that followed the exact same story line as Breaking Dawn (only a little more explict content). But she didn't publish it because for one it was more than a young adult book and two because her publist told her that they should go back and do Bella's highschool life instead of skipping it. So, when SM wrote New Moon and Eclipse she always knew it was going to end up with mariage, sex on a beach, Bella getting incredibly sick because she's pregnant, Bella almost dying, Bella turning into a vampire and having a beautiful daughter, and of course the "fight scene" at the end. SM wrote Forever Dawn in 2004, directly after she finished Twilight because she wanted to continue playing with the characters. So, the lawsuit is a load of sh*t. Honey you took the words right out of my mouth...........Well said

  • anonimous BR
    anonimous BR

    well... i just read the letter, and it seems like they used Breaking Dawn scenes in the wrong context... it' easy saying that a sentence in The Nocturn is similar to a sentence in Breaking Dawn, but i guess that if you read both books, there won't be so many similarities after all. I can't say much, because i've only read Breaking Dawn, but i honestly think that's not a copyright-infringement...

  • anonamous
    anonamous

    The Nocturne was made in the 1800's......breaking dawn was made in 2009...... and no stephanie meyer did NOT steal that mans idea

  • ATwilightKiss(dot)com
    ATwilightKiss(dot)com

    Stephanie Meyer wrote the sequel to Twilight, Breaking Dawn directly after Twilight, titled Final Dawn.. if anything, Jordan Scott stole the story/plot from Meyers

  • liraz
    liraz

    this is hilarious! stop going crazy ppl. i'm sure stephanie meyer has a great legal team behind her. that woman suing stephanie isn't going to get a single penny out of the twilight saga or breaking dawn.

  • me
    me

    She STOLE the WHOLE story from Charlaine Harris, LJ Smith, and Anne Rice...so I'm not surprised that people are finally catching on to this scam. Her so-called "dream" is a load of crap.

  • sgperrault
    sgperrault

    Like any of the ideas in either of the authors' works are stunningly original to begin with. Anyone could come up with this crap.

  • lila
    lila

    I wouldn't be suprised. She stole the whole idea /plot of Twilight from interview with a vampire, but added and changed a bit. Watch and see for yourself . Then again its Restricted eighteen, and you are all probaly 13 and under. Oh yeah and Interview was made in like 1992. So it did not copy twilight. Stephenie prob watched the movie and then had the dream

  • ness
    ness

    She didnt steal this guys work...He just wants the fame and money! People are ridiculous. totally right!

  • Twisessed
    Twisessed

    for starters, bella and edward dont have sex on the beach. for seconds, bella's baby doesn't have evil 'powers'. and for thirds, bella doesn't die. so no, dont think good old steph as copied, maybe had some ideas but if she has then she has made them much better. :D can't wait for the upcoming twilight saga films. :D Word!!

  • Melanie
    Melanie

    She didn't steal. She already had the plot for Breaking Dawn when she finished Twilight. Read it for yourself on her website (www.stepheniemeyer.com). She wrote a book after Twilight called Forever Dawn that followed the exact same story line as Breaking Dawn (only a little more explict content). But she didn't publish it because for one it was more than a young adult book and two because her publist told her that they should go back and do Bella's highschool life instead of skipping it. So, when SM wrote New Moon and Eclipse she always knew it was going to end up with mariage, sex on a beach, Bella getting incredibly sick because she's pregnant, Bella almost dying, Bella turning into a vampire and having a beautiful daughter, and of course the "fight scene" at the end. SM wrote Forever Dawn in 2004, directly after she finished Twilight because she wanted to continue playing with the characters. So, the lawsuit is a load of sh*t.

  • Claudia
    Claudia

    I totally agree with the comments before me. It's total bull what that guy sais.

  • Vick-ay!
    Vick-ay!

    for starters, bella and edward dont have sex on the beach. for seconds, bella's baby doesn't have evil 'powers'. and for thirds, bella doesn't die. so no, dont think good old steph as copied, maybe had some ideas but if she has then she has made them much better. :D can't wait for the upcoming twilight saga films. :D

  • KK
    KK

    She didnt steal this guys work...He just wants the fame and money! People are ridiculous.