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    How do you think?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by RobT, Nov 2, 2009.

    In a sentence how do you write thoughts?

    John licked his lips. "That was a nice piece of cake," he thought.

    John licked his lips that was a nice piece of cake he thought.

    Or is it something completely different?
     
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    John licked his lips. That was a nice piece of cake, he thought. Thoughts are traditionally incorporated into the narrative.
     
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    I believe this was disscused in depth some time ago. :D

    So anyways, I usually write: John licked his lips. That was a nice piece of cake, he thought.

    Though as far as I think, both of that way could actually work. But I don't really see the need for empishasing he's thoughts. I mean it's his point of view.
     
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    there are many threads on this subject... it's a toss-up whether writing thoughts, or using semi-colons holds the record for number of times one is started on the topic...
     
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    It's even addressed min my blog entry, He said, she said - Mechanics of Dialogue, the link to which is prominent in my signature.
     
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    slightly off topic, but not really... is there a keyword search function on here? I've not seen one. If there isn't, could one work on the site?
     
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    Umm yes. It's part of the search dialogue from the menu strip near the top of the page, and also part of the Search This Thread Advanced Search.
     
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    problem solved. Thanks.
     

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