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  • I think that pushing the boundaries of your creativity by writing in the opposite gender is a worthwhile exercise.  Rose Tremain created a very believable male character, Merivel, in her novel Restoration.

     I need to understand what makes a characters tick before writing from their perspective.  As a white, working class, retired engineer, I can write from my own experience, imagination and insight from life experiences.

    Some of this can transfer, genderless, to character of the opposite sex.  So, for example, I wrote a short story about a white witch.  Her gender was irrelevant.

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    • Thanks Brian. Interesting stuff. Of course there's a guy by the name of Harry Bingham who writes about a female detective in Cardiff. I think he does it rather well. Cheers.

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