So which gender writes best? A recent poll by Grammarly, an online service that bills itself as the world’s leading automated proofreader, has some surprising results. According to the 3000 men and women they polled, overall, 59% believe that women are the better writers.
Apparently it's not because of one gender's ability to write about people different than themselves.
An old stereotype has legs in the survey’s findings of about 66% that men are more likely to write short, terse sentences while over 75% of respondents believe women write longer, more descriptive sentences.
That finding, along with the impression that women spend more time developing complex and diverse characters, led to the “takeaway” that women are the best writers.
So—what do you think? If women are the best writers, do you seek out books by women for your reading choices? Do you agree with the findings of the survey?