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    Separating "hand written" letters from normal text

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Songbird21, Apr 14, 2010.

    I'm working on a novel and need some advice. There is a part where the heroine reads a letter from her mother and I need to make the text of the letter different from the normal dialogue somehow. Should I italicize it or is there another way?

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    Don't italicize it. How about setting it off as a block quote (an indented region of text, without quote marks, tags, or beats embedded -- just the literal text).
     
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    Thank you very much. I think I will go with that. :)
     

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