Does our writing reflect who we are as a person? If someone put a book in front of you and told you to read the entire thing, would you be able to tell if a male or female wrote it?
If someone did not know that J.K. Rowling wrote all of the Harry Potter book, would they know that a woman wrote it? Or if someone read the Notebook would they guess that Nicholas Sparks, a male, wrote it?
It is a tough question, but I do believe that men and women write differently. I think that each gender takes a different approach on how they write. They write their characters differently, the emotions, their tones, their word choice, etc.
I AM NOT SAYING THAT ONE GENDER IS A BETTER WRITER THAN THE OTHER! (Girls rule, boys drool)
Now that I am thinking on this subject, all of my favorite books were written by male writers. I am more into the science fiction types of books and all of the ones I have read were written by men.
Some can argue that male writers get to the point sooner, jump directly into the story and don’t hold back. Other people can argue that male writers are too blunt and they don’t have any build up or background on the story for their readers.
Every writer is different.