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Use What You Know To Write What You Don’t

I get into this discussion a lot with my writer friends: can men write good female characters and can women write good male characters?

Even though UnConventional is written from the female protagonist’s POV, I actually usually prefer to write male characters. Always have, as long as I can remember. And I’ve spoken to some male writer friends who are the reverse–they prefer to write women.

But to go back to my initial question: is it possible to write the opposite sex well?

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