Tuesday 18 March 2008

Verbal Magazine - Maria Rejt and Jane Gregory

Remember that post about the asexualisation of crimewriters last week?

Well, if you enjoyed that, you should have a look at this interview with the Godmothers of Crime Fiction.

They've more than a few interesting things to say in it. Among them -- "What do they hate to see landing on their desks? Not that it does – they have minions for that these days – but if they had to say…? ‘Bad writing,’ says Maria, ‘Dull, predictable; and explicitly described violence against women and children.’ Jane is more blunt..."

Go on over there and read the rest, will ye?

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