You write like a girl (or boy)

 

Today, instead of my own blog post, I want to redirect you to my friend Teresa Frohock. ¬†For the last two weeks she’s been conducting an interesting experiment in which I and several other authors submitted short pieces of original fiction under a genderless pseudonym (i.e., mine was T.J. Breckenridge) to test readers’ ability to identify a writer’s gender based solely on their words. ¬†Nearly 80% of the ones who read my piece guessed wrong.

You can see the other results for yourself here.

Posted on by Alex in gender roles, Teresa Frohock, writers, writing

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