Re: RE: A simple request.

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wdarcy – 2008-12-01 9:26 PM

If it’s indirect thought (Mary wondered what time it was), use the same font as for the rest of your manuscript. If it’s direct thought (I wonder what time it is, Mary thought), set the thought in italics.


Don’t change font, italicize.
Also, the way the sentence is written will make it obvious what is a direct thought and what is an indirect one. In my opinion, direct thoughts should be used carefully, and only when absolutely necessary. Many times what the character is thinking can be shown by outward action or speech (even if what is said is contrary to the direct thought) and may have more of an impact on the reader than just being told his/her thoughts.