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Is there a difference between female and male writing styles? Can you tell when a book is written by a woman or a man? Read the discussion thread for more information about this question: http://community.cafelibri.com/Forums-V_S_Na...Writers-74-568-1-1.html
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answered:    June 11, 2011
There is a difference between writing styles-- period. I don't think one's gender influences the way you write. What influences you is how you were taught to write, whose writing you admire and emulate, and your own unique voice/tone.

The only way to tell whether a book is written by a woman or a man is to be familiar with the author's writing style. Once you know the way she or he writes, then you will be more likely to spot their writing later on. 

I've created a discussion thread that goes with this question located here: http://community.cafelibri.com/Forums-V_S_Na...Writers-74-568-1-1.html. There is an article that members should read, and if you really want to test your mettle, take the quiz about gender writing: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/quiz/2011/ju...r-s-sex-quiz?CMP=twt_fd

I'm looking forward to the comments, questions, and future discussions surrounding this topic!
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answered:    June 11, 2011
Tough to put my finger on this one. I can generally tell by the thought process of the characters described by the author.
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answered:    June 14, 2011
No, I think that everyone has a unique voice whether that voice is more feminine or masculine in nature has to do with one's life experiences, influences, and inner voices. I failed the test and got 40% right, so apparently I can't tell the difference between men and women authors. That article was offensive and quite ignorant! Thanks for sharing it!
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