Hello iam René, aka Diviance, or anything that starts with Div. Iam working on my first book, while googling abit for some pointers general thought processes etc.. i found this forum. Iam a 21 year old, I live in Holland, I like cats, dogs, metal, my girlfriend, my ps3, and my computers. Iam working on a fantasy novel that takes place in Gliese 581, a solar system like really really far away. And it supposedly has big earthlike planets (sweet!). Iam not a very serious person, i hate formality's. What i hope to gain from visiting, posting, and reading this forum is basically the expierences others had before me. What better place is there to start then a forum with new and more experienced writers. The actual question i had when i started my google spree was this; I have seen many ways to denote a dialogue in a book, some writers use quotations, others use nothing. My question is which is the preferred way, The guy said; "Hi.". The guy said hi. "Hi." The guy said. Hi, the guy said. Replace hi with a large sentence. If the answer is all of the above please help me pick! Anyways that's it ill try to contribute as much as i can, if anyone has questions, remarks etc.. you're welcome!