I have read Cogito's He said, She Said post, and while I found it quite helpful, there are some things I still need to clear up. As mentioned in the title, my novel is written in the first person with the past tense. Now, when I have her thoughts that she was thinking in the past, not her reflecting, should I italicize? It seems to be preferred to not use italics at all for most people, which I have been told doesn't seem to work in my story. Example: Can what I italicize flow with the rest of the sentence? Can it stand as just plain text? Any advice? Should I italicize? Put an inverted comma around the thoughts?