! Everyone knows aliens wear shoes
to their HS graduation!
OK, then... Here's the solution to the puzzle I have become...
Last chance to skip over to another topic...
Sorry, Chelc. Congrats JW (and Diowe?).
Male, 38, Venice California.
Here's how this curiosity may have taken root long before this forum. I moved west from New Hampshire almost 14 years ago for grad school. Studied screenwriting, and put together an apparently excellent thesis script together about a family of women who ran a country B&B. I had studio personnel fully fooled into thinking I was a woman writing under a man's name to try to escape Hollywood's gender bias - which was more pronounced back then.
For whatever reason, I have emphasized female protagonists dating back 20 years. Actually - I think I know the reason... It's simple - I find women a lot more interesting & layered than men. And it's because of my total interest in women that my writing is better than when I take on a bit about a male character. Often I've gotten praise for writing women that aren't traditionally "girly" and instead have more universal concerns.
So Chelc, your incorrect guess actually is an accidental compliment. It is possibly because you women folk are my target audience that some 2-3 years ago, I jumped ship on a screenplay I was writing and turned it into a novel. Better audiences out there for my work... Not to mention a whole lot more room to be poetic. The very fact that there were questions tells me I'm doing OK toward that end.
That said, you will still find me glued to any and all sporting events on TV, hollering like us dudes do. I'm definitely one to get dirty playing recreational sports & have the scars to show for it. But I'm also likely to take in a chick-folk-singer after Sunday football.
Thanks ladies... the intrigue has been a lotta fun.