Much of that spread likely has to deal with the way women and men function. Men are generally more visual. Women are generally more of (for lack of a better term) "feelers." Women can immerse themselves in the words while men like to be "Oooo-ed" and "Aaahhh-ed" by steriod-injesting men and well-endowed women. Again, we're speaking in generalities. Of course men like to read novels, and of course women read comics, but I'm just speaking in overall terms.
So, I have two questions for you...
- What do you primarily choose to read? (and let us know your gender - we'll do a quick pole)
- If you also write, what kinds of implications do these (vague, unproven, and untested) statistics have on your writing?
As an aside, here are some suggested reading materials/people to follow/places to visit. Enjoy!
- Jospeh Petro's "Standing Next to History" (an excellent memior about his time as an agent in Ronald Reagan's secret service detail)
- Lajos Egri's "The Art of Dramatic Writing" (a great, thought-provoking exploration of the writing process)
- http://www.pulptone.com/ (and follow @pulptone on Twitter)
- People to follow on Twitter: @nscheck (illustrator for http://www.timeslingers.com/) @pulptone (creator of Sergeant Zero) @bobbynash (writer) @jamesscottbell (writer)
- And of course...www.timeslingers.com - new episodes every Monday and Thursday!