Ok, this is about cliches, Winterfox - I wouldn't call these authors bad though - just feeding cliche dreams their readers (might) have. I originally meant a difference in humour though.

Well, another name for these writers is "hack writer." (The "feeding cliches to readers" part, at any rate.) I wouldn't call them good.

Well, I'd call this a perfect, realistic and true description of every average female in RL - (except the delicate and mother part, have to think about obnoxious, wish the understanding part would give way to evolution - finally, think we deserve worship in any case <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shame.gif" alt="" /> Sorry, couldn't resist in a very pure-hearted way <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin1.gif" alt="" /> )

I hope you're joking. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

The characters I'm talking about are either wish-fulfillment or idealized caricatures. Here's an essay/rant I wrote about them; these spawns of bad authorship are called Mary Sues. Found in fanfiction, original fiction, and even professionally published fiction, particularly rampant in the fantasy genre.

Elliot_Kane said:

Also, women concentrate on emotion more; men on thought <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Wow, then I must write like a man. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />