As a reader sometimes I've discovered poorly written female or male characters that were developed by an author of the opposite gender. I'm not talking about sexism, although I have found that on occasion, just poorly written using stereotypes or assumptions. Having this knowledge scares me though, especially when I try to write a female character. I'm always doubting myself. Am I writing a female too masculine when I'm just going for a strong character? Am I making this one too weak? What would a woman do in this situation? The doubts just pile up. What do you guys do when writing the opposite gender?