Grammarly (www.grammarly.com) conducted a study with 3,000+ participants to settle an existential question that has been plaguing mankind for centuries (or maybe a few years here and there):
“Which gender has the better writers?”
They published the results to the question above in an infographic (below) and I got permission to share it here with you. I thought it would be fun for some discussion.
The results for characters question splits out equal from both perspectives — I think it’s only natural that we include bits of ourselves in our writing, since that’s a person we know best!
Pronouns & Determiners are pretty evenly split, too.
What do you think about the plot vs character and long vs short sentences? Would you put yourself in the majority in those categories?
I would for the first – I like (try) to develop my characters and have the plot follow. For sentences, I do my best to write short active sentences, but there are times when long works better!
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Lisa J. Jackson is an independent writer and editor who enjoys working with businesses of all sizes. She enjoys sharing writing resources when she finds them. You can connect with her on Twitter,Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn.