Hi all, I've recently started writing a novel and it's turned out to be quite a lot heavier on dialogue than I'd planned. It's turned up a couple of questions- namely, to do with the formatting. The biggest issue I've had has been with huge chunks of dialogue- I've got MS Word set to leave some space between paragraphs automatically when I indent, but in particularly dialogue-heavy exchanges it doesn't feel like that's the right way to format it. When there's an exchange between multiple characters with no or minimal narrative interjection, should I just start a new line with each new speaker or should I use the same space between speakers as I do between normal paragraphs? I'm leaning towards the former as it feels more natural, but then it gets more complicated when there's more narrative interjection and the distinction between 'line of dialogue' and 'paragraph' becomes more blurry. Second issue- when quoting within speech, is there a less clumsy way of writing it than putting quotation marks within speech marks? Often I've tried to get my characters to quote short text messages or other short sentences that I need to indicate as quotes, but using "' just looks awful and unprofessional, to my eye at least. Is this the correct way of formatting that, or is there another way I should be doing it? Thanks in advance!