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I have written a novella inspired by my autistic neighbour. He’s 53 and was befriended by drug dealers, robbed, beaten up, all sorts.

I sent it for an appraisal. The opening remarks were complimentary but there was one element highlighted which would benefit from a change: to get rid of the 53-year-old man and make him a woman.

Not a hard task as you could imagine. Bring up the script, go into Find, enter Freddy and Replace with Sally (some 227 times).

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