5 Tips on How to Write From the Opposite Gender // (I really like this 'cause it actually tells you to OBSERVE and doesn't just give you a list of 'guys do this' and 'guys don't do this' so yeah. READ THIS)
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I watched, amused, as the boy alternated between subtle dance moves, lip synching, staring at the sky, and following random objects that crossed his field of vision, with not just his eyes, but his entire body. "Tell you what," Sarah said. "If you can get him to pay attention to you for more than two minutes, I'll give you six bucks." I laughed.
I had two full manuscripts and one partial out with various interested agents when I got the email. The email that said Stacey read my manuscript and wanted to set up a time to discuss it. I’d been rejected by 14 other agents already, so I wasn’t even sure what that meant. Then I got the call. Thus began a string of very important lessons for my writing career. Here they are.