In what ways do you, as a writer, seek to make your self attractive, appealing, scintillating, sympathetic, in your writing?
Is your writing performative in this way? Are you performing a "better self"? A more "appropriate" self?
In your reading of women's writing, do you think that women writers seek authorial approbation more than men writers?
Do you think that women writers now seek appprobation in their writing (not of their writing after the fact -- more about that later)? Less than previously?
What is the role of "modesty topos" and "retreat from the world, or world of publication" tropes together with this push forward of the attractive, worthy author?