Friday, October 1


What is 'strong writing'? What isn't 'strong writing'? Should writing be 'strong'? I wish people would tell me these things. I don't think you should refer to the 'vantage place which only a woman's mind provides' any more than you could say 'the vantage place which only a man's mind provides'. Or can you?

-- Fay Weldon, quoted in The Guardian, Letter to Bill Buford of Granta