Thursday, February 25, 2010

Reading Males

Agent Nathan Bransford has a totally fascinating forum question going regarding Men and Fiction. Where are all the male writers? There are many, but not as many as there are female writers (or so it seems). Is that because fewer men read than women? I have to say, I read more male authors than female. Not sure why, I guess I just relate more to what male protagonists go through. Or maybe it's the male sentiment filtered through the writer. Plus I get more out of reading authors of my generation.

When you're done with that forum topic, check out the rest of Nathan's site: lots of great publishing advice for writers, such as how the publishing process workshow to find a literary agent, and how to write a synopsis.


Cynthia Sherrick said...

Although I do read more women authors than men, two of my favorite men are Carl Hiaasen and John D. McDonald. ;)

Dell Smith said...

Just picked up American Rust, by Philipp Meyer. Who's male. I do believe women read more female writers and men read more male writers. And it's women who make up most of the book buying/reading public. Especially with fiction, where they dominate with 80%. Come on guys: This year, let's catch up!

Cynthia Sherrick said...

Food for thought: There are some romance writers who are men that publish using a female name.

And there are several female writers who write mystery, sci fi and westerns (more popular male genres) who write using initials.

Not certain anyone is fooled but that's the scoop. ;)