Why We Need Strong Women In Fiction: "Fiction written by men is never called "men's fiction," in the way that fiction written by women--no matter the subject--is invariably called "women's fiction." Fiction written by men is only ever called "fiction." That's how you can tell it's the serious kind. That's how you know that it must be good."
"I eyed the lady in front of me with three small girls tugging on her leg. The family looked poor. The children were without coats, and they had dirty faces and ratty hair. "You are ready to get out of here, aren't you? Give her the things you want to return," the still voice spoke. "Give them to her? What do you mean give them to her? This is my stuff. I'm not giving her my stuff," I argued."