Recently, someone told me that a significant majority of amateur writers are women. Publishers receive more manuscripts from new female writers than male writers. Yet, male writers represent a majority of published novels. Thinking about this, I wonder why female writers don't achieve equal numbers and shelf space. What are your thoughts on this? I find a lot of novels written by women are too sentimental and "safe". Characters don't face harsh conflict, and story wrap-ups are too quaint and ideal.