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“YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT POWER IS UNTIL YOU’VE HELD SOMEONE’S LIFE IN YOUR HANDS”

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“Dont you call me helpless,” she said. “You don’t know what power is until you’ve held someones life in your hands.”

Sisters in Crime is a convention of women crime writers and the article by Jane Sullivan gives a neat summary of the original decision to write crime stories by a few of the women present.

For instance,”Y. A. (Yvette) Erskine began writing out of anger; her previous job as a police detective had turned her from a naive young girl into “an absolute monster” with no empathy. P. M. (Pam) Newton spent 13 years in the Sydney police and got sick of meeting people for the first time on the worst day of their lives: “By the end I felt the job was sucking my soul.”

At the convention, the authors talked about the nature of “evil” (a word that I’m even uncomfortable typing) and whether it is recognisable at first glance.

Those of you who has had  a nose around the blog, already know my answer to that questions. To all the others, well, you’re just a few clicks away to find out.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/crime-sisters-paint-the-town-blood-red-20111014-1loht.html#ixzz1ao0H3NtO

Read up find out more.

via SheKilda | Sisters In Crime.

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