Hi everyone One of the characters in my novel is a hacker who will, ultimately, play a crucial role in the resolution of the plot. He requires a mentor character, and I feel it is more realistic for a hacker's mentor to be another hacker. I'm therefore considering placing all of their interaction, and thus dialogue, in an online context. This would mean that their dialogue would be formatted as though it were a chat room. For example: I'm really looking for some feedback on how this works stylistically. The other characters in the novel will be communicating verbally, so the chapters with Devrim and Arlo will be the only ones which are formatted like this. I feel it adds some variety to the book, but I want to check to make sure it's not annoying for the reader. I've written Devlin's dialogue in highly contracted and agrammatical language, and Arlo's in more precise language with proper capitalisation and punctuation, which I intend to reflect something about their personalities.