Thinking is one thing, we all thing. However, when a character thinks how do you write that? There are three ways:
- Use italics – we don’t like this as it makes your pages look – well – just plain weird.
- Use single quotes – we do not like this at all. Quotation
marks are for spoken dialogue and only that.
- And our favorite is: Write, ‘he thought,’ or ‘she thought.’ This brings your characters thoughts into the book with no obvious change in font. This is my personal favorite and the one I use in all my fiction projects.
In the United States we enclose dialogue within double quotation marks. The British use single quotation marks.And, punctuation goes within the quotation marks.
If the dialogue ends with an ellipsis, do not add a comma or any other punctuation.
Isn’t that about what you thought? Let me hear from you in the comments below and tell me what you think your thoughts are.