I was reading something about expressing inner dialog in a story and it said you could use italics to punctuate these sections. But what about when the situation is reversed? What happens when the entire story is one giant inner dialog save for a few small bits of outer dialog? Should I invert the rule and express the outer dialog in italics? This is what I've done in a short story I just finished and it looks right to me, but I have no idea if it's "correct?" Is there a correct way of doing this? Cormac Mccarthy famously omits quotation marks altogether. Surely using italics is more correct than that? Also, I'm assuming that it's okay if I too omit quotation marks, since the dialog is being indicated by italics? It may also be relevant that in my story, the main character for whom the inner dialog belongs, cannot talk. All the outer dialog is either between other characters or one way, from another character to the main (silent) character. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.