I was never an english major, so occasionally when I write I come across a wording or sentence structure dilemma that stumps me. This one is pretty basic, and I'm sure one of you will quickly be able to solve it for me, so I thank you in advance. What is the correct way to write the following sentence. It is a thought in my character's mind. A question he asks himself: Has madness become contagious? He wondered. Has madness become contagious, he wondered. I know that I could simply switch it around by writing... He wondered, has madness become contagious? But lets say I wanted to keep it written the first way.