This is my first time being here on the forums I just have a couple of questions. Speech is one of the most difficult parts of writing for me. I just started to write my first book and have found it to be rather troublesome, my first question, if a character is yelling angrily, would it be appropriate to use ALL CAPS in order to signify the intensity of the dialogue? Or would it be better to use a description after the text. "DON'T EAT THAT HAMBURGER THERE'S POISON" bla bla or "Don't eat that hamburger there's poison" Ben said angrily at Jeff. also, if a character is kind of lingering in thought after a statement, could i use a succession of "." after to signify? "this is not a good situation....." Jeff said to Ben. I've grown up around the butchering of the written English language due to chat rooms and text messages and even though im 24, I've learned some bad habits thanks!