How would anyone know for certain the color, gender or ethnicity of any author unless the author stated the fact?
Sorry, been away for most of the day and missed the discussion.
Excuse me, substitute "story about black characters" for "black writer". I would assume that most newbie writers would write about something they're familiar with. I've seen a couple, but it's WAY below their national/international average.
Chase, thank's for that link. I'll have to look it up. I appreciate differences in viewpoint, and like seeing new, unexpected takes on subject matter.
I'll also clarify, many foreign authors feel obliged to write about Americans simply because they underestimate the audience here. Ernest doesn't fit in that category, because he chose to write about American subject matter after he'd been writing awhile. But I'd guess, if we have any Indian writers, that they're writing about the U.S. rather than life in India.
Lostlady, I know that Laz classifies the sexual categories based on plot, but I don't think readers or authors do. In most cases, we all classify stories (some sex, much sex, stroke) based on how much actual sex there is, rather than if there's plot attached or not.
USTourist, I brought the point (about author's ethnicity) up, to emphasize a central problem with the scoring system. I have no problem with how Laz handles scoring, or with the scores I get, but I dislike how uniform the stories are as a result of it. Virtually any minority at all (except lesbians of course, because every straight male writes about lesbians frolicking in the bedroom) are under represented.
Richard, from what I understand, Rache's stories are being posted by her brother.