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[Forum] RE: Punctuation and italics
Italics for internal discourse isn't Chicago, but it's pretty widespread, and you can assume it'll be readily understood if your author does it that way. I usually leave italics for quoted thoughts in place if the manuscript comes to me with them done that way, but I'll probably discourage it if it

[Forum] RE: Thinking in fiction
It's really up to the author. As long as it's consistent, one could either use italics or quotes (and no italics) with some dialogue tag that makes it clear that this is internal speech. Personally, I like the italics. But I've seen it done both ways. A novel I edited last year was done with quotes

[Forum] RE: Italics and quotation marks
I usually use italics (CMOS refers to italics as the [url=http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/16/ch07/ch07_sec058.html]traditional choice[/url], so I view it as the default choice unless there is reason not to do so). For instance there are some contexts where quotation marks work better, such as in

[Forum] RE: Thinking in fiction
I use italics but no quotation marks for inner dialogue. In books that contain a lot of italics for other reasons (such as foreign words), it can get a little hairy and overdone. I think the use of italics for unspoken dialogue needs to be weighed individually for each book for that reason. But in g

[Forum] Quotes or reverse italics?
Should I use quote marks around "New York Times" when it's part of a book title or reverse italics? CMS says foreign words, ship names, and genus names take reverse italics; a title of a work should remain in italics and be enclosed w/ quotation marks. I can't find a specific example about whether a

[Forum] RE: use of italics for titles when used WITHIN quotations
I don't think it matters whether it's in a quotation or not. I believe the whole point to italics is to visually show the reader that it's a title. A Rolling Stones fan might say: "I just finished listening to [i]Some Girls[/i]." Without italics, you have a huge ambiguity.

[Forum] RE: use of italics for titles when used WITHIN quotations
Nobody applies italics in speech unless they're air italics meant to imply sarcasm. Whether something is in quoted dialogue has no bearing on whether appropriate treatment should be applied to a book or film title. Yes, of course it should be italicized.

[Forum] RE: Italics when "calling" places or people X
Forgive me, I assumed "mentally ill" would be in italics. The use of "crazy" is more perplexing to me. We rarely ever use single quotes--only when the use of italics would be obviously inappropriate and the language cannot be rephrased to avoid the embedded quotation.

[Forum] RE: Treatment of internal thought with dual viewpoint in fiction
Tuten, those are all great suggestions. I implemented small caps elsewhere, per CMOS guidelines, for shouting. And I think that would work for the other voice too. Your final suggestion, putting only the devil voice in italics, is what I decided on at the end and suggested to the author. While th

[Forum] RE: Thinking in fiction
[quote='Pixna' pid='18540' dateline='1398862778'] I use italics but no quotation marks for inner dialogue. In books that contain a lot of italics for other reasons (such as foreign words), it can get a little hairy and overdone. I think the use of italics for unspoken dialogue needs to be weighed i

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