RE: This is interesting...

Subject: RE: This is interesting...
From: Evelyn Lee Barney <evbarney -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2007 21:28:31 -0400

Oh I agree! I just thought that perhaps, in a piece where I was going on about the classic mise-en-scene of the proto-soap-opera, I'd have to use language that many would consider "female." It turned out I was correct, but in only by a small margin.

As for good writing being a male characteristic, I'd be apt to slant that a little differently, and say that we, as a culture (educated English speakers) consider the characteristics of good writing to be male, by default.

So much of what makes a writing style "good" is a matter of fashion. Long-term fashion, to be sure, but, still fashion.


>> I'm pretty sure it does not consider subject matter, and
>> that it seems to make decisions based on the frequency and
>> placement of certain pretty generic words.

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