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Exercise #136

Exercise #136: Craft
Posted 12/2/05

Have you ever written from the opposite sexís point-of-view? And if you have, how do you know if you did it successfully?

For this exercise, fool the Gender Genie. This Web site: http://www.bookblog.net/gender/genie.html is one of several out there which guess gender. Submit a text piece, and the Gender Genie will guess the authorís gender.

Write a piece from a specific genderís POV, submit it to one of these sites, get the Genieís guess, and then send your piece to The Desk Drawer. At the bottom of your piece, tell us which gender you chose to use and whether you were successful or not.

If you prefer not to send any of your work to the Web site, you may alternatively simply write your piece and send it in to The Desk Drawer. Again, at the bottom of your piece, tell us which gender you chose to use.

When you critique someone elseís SUB for this exercise, be sure and tell them whether you think theyíve successfully written from the chosen POV!

Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line
       SUB: Exercise #136/yourname

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