Italics in third person

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Italics in third person

Post by AnnaBanana » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:40 pm

Hi Jan,

I think I know to the answer to this, but I wanted to check. When writing third person limited, should the character's thoughts be italicized?

Thanks in advance,
Rachel

(I hope I posted this right now :)
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Rachel

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Re: Italics in third person

Post by glorybee » Wed Sep 21, 2016 1:59 pm

AnnaBanana wrote:Hi Jan,

I think I know to the answer to this, but I wanted to check. When writing third person limited, should the character's thoughts be italicized?

Thanks in advance,
Rachel

(I hope I posted this right now :)
Yes, you posted it right--thanks.

And your instincts were right about thoughts, too. Put them in italics.
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