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    Women writers from a mans point of view.

    I enjoy reading books written by women. Because men and women often see the world divergent views, it helps to take a look at things from a different perspective.

    I recently re-read Spirited Waters - Soloing Through the Inside Passage by Jennifer Hahn.

    I would like to hear from women about what books they recently read.

    Do you think the gender of the author makes a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Do you think the gender of the author makes a difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    Yes

    Whew.. aren't ya glad that got resolved peacefully? er.. my wife's leaning over my shoulder and told me..

    "The correct answer is "Yes, Dear!"... She's pretty smart..

    Seriously, I do enjoy reading lady authors....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathdeac View Post
    Whew.. aren't ya glad that got resolved peacefully? er.. my wife's leaning over my shoulder and told me..

    "The correct answer is "Yes, Dear!"... She's pretty smart..

    Seriously, I do enjoy reading lady authors....
    "Yes, Dear!"...
    The thing about traveling is, you never want it to end and you can't wait to get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    "Yes, Dear!"...
    Yup... I know my wife is a blessing and gift... she's usually quiet about my silly meanderings..

    When I hear her voice, I hear her soul....

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    Quote Originally Posted by r11rs94 View Post
    Yes
    Where the h*ll is Venus??!

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    SIBUD, Love that book. She lives just north of me, great lady!! We had her speak at one of our kayak meetings a few years ago.
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    Try ÔÇ£The Perfect VehicleÔÇØ by Melissa Holbrook Pierson ÔÇô a paean to motorcycles and motorcycling.

    And for adventure touring, try ÔÇ£Lois on the LooseÔÇØ by Lois Pryce.

    I found both much better than what most men write.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabird View Post
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    I found both much better than what most men write.

    - Kate
    Wimminz know how to write???

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    I know that you are looking for suggestions from women Bud but I would like to suggest (based on my own reading and endorsement of this author by many women) reading anything at all by Margaret Atwood. - Bob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabird View Post
    Try ÔÇ£The Perfect VehicleÔÇØ by Melissa Holbrook Pierson ÔÇô a paean to motorcycles and motorcycling.

    And for adventure touring, try ÔÇ£Lois on the LooseÔÇØ by Lois Pryce.

    I found both much better than what most men write.

    - Kate
    and yet your sig line has a qoute from a (shudder) man......
















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    But to answer the question posed, yes in many types of writing gender affects the writers point of view/style/etc.....

    That should pretty much be a no-brainer kind of question, just as anything that influences a persons perspective/emotions/interests would, be it genetic, ethnic, environmental, social.... each of us is the sum total of all those influences and that is what makes each of us unique and at the same time binds us into social networks of shared experiences.

    Now in purely scientific writing, probably not so much nor should it since in the pursuit of scientific truths personal bias/influences can distort the perception and lead to false conclutions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabird View Post
    Try ÔÇ£The Perfect VehicleÔÇØ by Melissa Holbrook Pierson ÔÇô a paean to motorcycles and motorcycling.
    The first chapter of this book is the best writing about motorcycing I've ever read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketman View Post
    and yet your sig line has a qoute from a (shudder) man......
    Actually, George Eliot was a woman. That was her pen name, since at the time it was thought women didn't know how to write good.


    Otherwise, I agree with Rocketman. Other than scientific or technical writing, we write from our experience through life. Location, culture, gender, age, etc. all play a part. I have enjoyed the writings of many male authors, but often female authers speak to me on a different level.

    And I'd like to second the recommendation for Margaret Atwood. I didn't care too much for her early writing, and some her later stuff is a little too strange for me, but she can (and did) write beautifully.

    - Kate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabird View Post
    Actually, George Eliot was a woman. That was her pen name, since at the time it was thought women didn't know how to write good.


    Otherwise, I agree with Rocketman. Other than scientific or technical writing, we write from our experience through life. Location, culture, gender, age, etc. all play a part. I have enjoyed the writings of many male authors, but often female authers speak to me on a different level.

    And I'd like to second the recommendation for Margaret Atwood. I didn't care too much for her early writing, and some her later stuff is a little too strange for me, but she can (and did) write beautifully.

    - Kate

    Ha Ha! should have figured.....

    now excuse me while I go pull my foot out of my mouth...

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