Sunday, February 22, 2009

Want to Improve Relations Between the Sexes? Become a Writer!

There are countless books available that offer advice on how better to communicate with the opposite sex. Whether it’s learning from which planet a particular gender originates the foods that best symbolize men and women, or the ways to decode what a particular comment REALLY means when coming from the mouth of the opposite sex.

If you are not a fan of reading self-help books, couples’ therapists, talk show hosts, and even your mom are ready to give advice on how to improve the quality of communication between men and women. However, I am pleased to report that I found my own way of building bridges with the opposite sex. I stopped talking and instead shared my ideas through my writing.

In an article I recently had published, I explain how my three novels have opened doors of discussion with female readers:

Maybe my fan base is based on the fact that women read more than men. Or maybe it is because the social commentary that I include about American life is appealing to women. Even though many of the characters are male and the common activity is golf, the topics of my books hit home to the everyday people in this country regardless of gender.

So, in my relationship efforts with women, it was the voice coming from my fingers and not my lips that has allowed for me to connect better with the opposite sex. Who was it who said that it’s better to keep your mouth closed and have people think you’re stupid than open it and confirm it?

Please check out the entire article here and email me at to let me know what you think!

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