Telepathic communications

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Harold Saxon
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Re: Telepathic communications

Postby Harold Saxon » Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:01 am

I just read Anne McCaffrey's The Rowan. It's a telepathic society. It was interesting. Slan is my favorite by AE van Vogt. Alan E Nourse was my high school reads back then. Avalon Books had a listing on their back of the books published by them. This was in the early 60s. Telepathy is my favorite theme. I use italics and when it's a character's thought, I state it. Example... John wondered.....and his thought. X-Men is my favorite Marvel from when they published 8 mags at one time on a monthly schedule. 8 comics, bottle of tonic/soda/pop, candy, chips and ice cream; all for a dollar. It was was pure bliss when they came out. :)

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Re: RE: Telepathic communications

Postby Dreaming Imrryr » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:58 pm

Arwen9 wrote:
> Telepathy is a major factor in one of my novels. I used another book
> that had a lot of telepathy to determine how to show it. (Fusion
> Fire...that's the first or second one. can't remember)Anyway, I treat it as
> if it were dialogue, but without "" and put it in italics. The
> only other thing I do is put a sorta tag before it. Like-Tauri's thoughts
> buzzed in his head. You're kidding, right? Please say you're kidding.I'm
> not. Gary sent back. ...etc. Hope that helps! :)Liz

Jamesaritchie wrote:
> The short answer is to show it however you like.  This is an in-house style
> issue, and teh editor will simply change it, if he doesn;t like your way.
>
> The trouble with using italices is that you'll also be using italics for
> otehr things, and it might be confusing.
>
> One writer I know simply sets telpathy off with a * on either side.  As in
> *Calvin, where are you now?*
>
> It's nothing to lose sleep over.  Just pick a method and be consistent.


Good to know.

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