Weston Cutter’s “Men: Please Try Harder”

by Jess

I try not to post twice in one day (no one likes a blog hog), but I was just perusing the Bookslut archives and found this really excellent feature from a couple years back that I just had to share.  In the article, Cutter argues that American women are better short story writers than American men.  I know, I know, I was skeptical too.  Whether or not his premise is true, though, he raises a lot of really great questions and links to some stories and authors that deserve a look.  My favorite line from his article is this: “…strong sentences can make anything readable. If boxes of Wheaties had good copy, breakfast would be riveting.”