(I discovered this tool due to the comments on an online literary magazine I’ve been reading: this one dude always complains when ladies write from a male point of view because their womanly words make it impossible for him to suspend his disbelief because, yuck, they’re getting their femininity all over, and he often cited this online test as a way to tell if you write like a yucky, cootie-infested girl.)
Anyway, curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to go ahead and provide some samples from my blog and my unpublished novel that agents just keep rejecting.
And I’m a dude. My most feminine rating was “weak male.” (Which, according to the test, happens to imply that I’m European.)
Oddly enough, this post was hovering between the “weak male” rating and the “weak female” rating, until I added this line.
Yup. I’m a dude.