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Offline Andrewf

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Re: Inner thought
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2009, 04:09:12 PM »
After a quick look through the books...  And i really must read them again ;D...  they simply itallicise all mental communication between characters.

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Re: Inner thought
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2009, 07:58:55 AM »
Here's a page from a discussion: http://lists.herald.co.uk/old-archives/lois-bujold/990705-2515 (search down for 'punctuate telepathy') but that's all I've found.

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Re: Inner thought
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2009, 11:50:08 AM »
Gracias, all!

One thing did give me a bit of hope... I have read so many 'what editors, publishers etc don't want lists' (adverbs, a page full of dialogue without letting us know who's talking, no description at all and all kinds of writing not to do's and I found italics on that list, which stinks) .Yet you see some horribly written bilge on the bookshelves that is a huge seller... ugh...  :-\
that breaks those rules.

/had to vent, pardon... just a perfectionist...  ;)
So perhaps a few italics here and there is admissable...  :P  I think that would be the best thing instead of either cutting it out (which I can't bear the thought of) or trying to write out the 'how' and the end result and making my reader horribly confused in the process!

   


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Re: Inner thought
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2009, 01:07:08 PM »
Given the number of different methods to denote telepathic comunication we've seen, I think that you can probably use any method that you feel comfortable with.

As long as you explain in the story what it is at the beginning and then remain consistent throughout the book, I would think that you can use whatever method you prefer.

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Re: Inner thought
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2009, 03:19:37 PM »
Given the number of different methods to denote telepathic comunication we've seen, I think that you can probably use any method that you feel comfortable with.

As long as you explain in the story what it is at the beginning and then remain consistent throughout the book, I would think that you can use whatever method you prefer.

;D

There you go.

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Re: Inner thought
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2009, 05:24:44 PM »
That makes sense... I'm stewing over lots of details w/ my work... a bit in over my head and got stuck on this one. Thank you all!

Peace!