Fiction writing workshops in Singapore are as rare as carnivals must be, in inner Siberia. Good writing workshops? Fuggedaboutit.
In the sort of torpor I’m in these days, I wander into them just because (or maybe because any workshop at all is rare), not really caring whether they would add anything to my admittedly limited writing arsenal. (Most don’t.)
But there’s one thing I’ve noted in all writing workshops I go to (including the one I went to this Saturday): the women outnumber the men by 10:1. But, there seem to be more published male writers than female in Singapore. Not 10:1, maybe something like 10:6 (Okay, I pulled that last publishing stat out my hat. But seriously, that’s what it seems like.)
So where do all these (aspiring) women writers taking workshops disappear? And where do these men who get the stories and novels out there learn their craft from? Big mystery, as far as I’m concerned.
What is your experience, if you’re from the US or UK? If you’re local, what has been your experience? Do women outnumber men at Writing workshops? Or is it vice versa?