For a little light-hearted writer fun, visit the following sites.
The Gender Genie, http://bookblog.net/gender/genie.php . Bring with you a sample or three of your writing – 500 words or more – and the Gender Genie will oblige you by identifying your sex. Don’t worry, you don’t have to hold true to its verdict! But, if you are telling your narrative from one or the other sex’s perspective – which is likely, unless you are writing about aliens with three sexes – being aware of the words which are more ‘male’ or ‘female’ might help make for a more convincing narrative.
|Feminine Keywords||Masculine Keywords|
Female Score: 1523
Male Score: 2093
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: male!
Since the sections were written from a male point-of-view, I am happy to have that verdict. The subsequent segment told from a female point-of-view scored differently.
Female Score: 1816
Male Score: 1505
The Gender Genie thinks the author of this passage is: female!
If you look at the words being tagged ‘male’ and ‘female’, you might notice the female ones do tend toward the social and/or personal. Pronouns and interrogatives. The male identifiers are object-related. Articles, adjectives, and prepositions. This makes intuitive sense because the average female is socially conscious, whereas the average male is action oriented. Now, don’t get all defensive about the whole thing, we the sexes should glory in our differences rather than try to be exactly alike!
Another fun site to try out is ‘I Write Like…’ http://iwl.me/
My ‘masculine’ passage rose to lofty heights…
While my female POV segment drew a less illustrious comparison.
Again, this is just for fun and the results will often change with every excerpt you submit. As they add more famous authors, the result will be expanded.
A great way to while away time that could be better spent actually writing!
I’ll be starting a blog tour on October 11 to promote the release of Evolussion. The tour will last four weeks, hitting 20 or so blogs. Should be neat! More news to come.