1. mbinks89

    mbinks89 Active Member

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    Inserting an Emoticon

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by mbinks89, Aug 6, 2013.

    I'm writing a first person piece wherein the main character is writing a letter, and he, talking to his wife, inserts ;-)
    Thoughts on if publishers would despise this?
     
  2. Alesia

    Alesia Pen names: AJ Connor, Carey Connolly Contributor

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    If it's clear that it's an email, I don't see what the problem would be.
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    not a problem, as long as you're inserting the letter as a block indent...
     
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    ManOrAstroMan Magical Space Detective Contributor

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    I agree. Make it clear that this passage is a letter or email, and you're okay.
    (When I saw the subject header, i thought you were trying to make it part of the normal text and just about flipped.)
     
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    What do you mean by "block indent?"
     
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    She's talking about a block quote, which is used when quoting a long passage or including a letter or other such correspondence. If possible, you should take a look at what the Chicago Manual of Style has to say about it, but the Wiki page works as well.
     

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