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Book Lover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-18-08 04:32 PM
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44. May I give you unasked-for editorial advice?
Marriage = many decades; childbirth = 9 months. I wouldn't call these parallel in terms of content for a novel, unless you are writing about a 9-month-old marriage. I'd address equalizing the themes first, then come up with your third one.
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  - May I give you unasked-for editorial advice?  Book Lover   Mar-18-08 04:32 PM   #44 
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