Candice Fox brings up an interesting point about gender and dialogue, and this is a difference I haven’t thought of before, have you?
I still think of dialogue in terms of genre, and the requirements of characters in them, before I even think of the differences in gender. Look at a mystery: I’d expect exposition and something… lengthy, but even that isn’t accurate, is it? It just needs to be lengthy enough for a guy or a girl.
But what about romance? Or YA? It requires emotional oomph, doesn’t it? Can that be shown in short, economical dialogue? What authors highlight the differences in gender in their dialogue best for you? Should gender affect dialogue at all?