In my current work, my main character is a writer and as she progresses through the plot, much of her conflict and indecision will be expressed through a story that she is writing. My question is this: How would this best be expressed in my story? I was thinking, since my chapters are broken up into scenes, that at a point when an excerpt is to be shown I would just have it as its own scene (it would be long enough), but I'm not sure if that would be confusing to the reader. Should I have some sort of indication that the following is from the character's writing and not an actual event in the story? Should I format it differently? It's not really an issue yet, as I haven't reached the point in which she begins writing, but I would like to know your input. I hope I explained this well enough. If I was unclear, please say so! Thanks.