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Offline Bye_Felicia

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« on: December 04, 2015, 11:18:22 am »
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    Re: Formatting texts
    « Reply #1 on: December 04, 2015, 11:51:37 am »
    I do a different font, something like Tahoma or the like, that's "text" looking for older style text messages, so it stands out.  For eBooks, it's trickier and you may just have to settle for bolding or some other similar mechanism unless you convert it to images which is a pain. 

    I've also seen some people do italics, but I generally avoid that myself as I use italics for internal thoughts :-)

    Offline Gessert Books

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    Re: Formatting texts
    « Reply #2 on: December 04, 2015, 11:54:34 am »
    I've done this with small caps. Though it may depend how lengthy the exchanges are.

    Offline G. Henkel

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    Re: Formatting texts
    « Reply #3 on: December 04, 2015, 11:57:11 am »
    I typically use a monospace font to make it look like computer print.





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    Re: Formatting texts
    « Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 01:20:06 pm »
    I wondered this same thing myself as I was writing my book. So I looked in a trade pubbed book I own that has texts. It used italics, but also tags so you knew people were texting. For example, something  like: I'm here, I texted Sue. My car pulled up to her door. Come on in, she texted back.

    Edit: Just found another example in a sample of A Girl Like You by Gemma Burgess:

    A text arrives from my sister, Sophie.

    Date. Details. I need to know everything.
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