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Young Mrs. Job needs help   10 comments

I have a question specifically addressed to anyone who has read my “Mrs. Job.” The editor with whom I’m working at TM Publications wants me to use contractions when Dara and Adah are children to give it a feel of childlike conversation. I originally have avoided contractions throughout, following the advice of an editor who pointed out that it’s a technique for giving the writing a more ancient feel. (And Mrs. Job is definitely ancient.) The most recent review on amazon.com comments specifically on the ancient feel created by my use of language.amazon.com The TM editor is not insisting, but she does feel hers is a good idea.(Of course she does;I’d worry if she didn’t).I am willing and anxious to do anything that will improve Mrs. Job.I am, however, conflicted about this proposed change. I’ll appreciate any help you can give me.

Posted May 1, 2012 by Mona Gustafson Affinito in Uncategorized

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