One Quote, Or two?
To ‘, or not to ‘
One would think by the time I got to my sixth book and my fifth novel I would have the basics of punctuation down.
Alas, this is not to be.
As I was working through the feedback from my beta readers, one of them questioned my use of single quotation marks to indicate a silent thought.
‘That’s the way I’ve always done it,’ I thought.
Well it turns out that using single quotes for thought is not acceptable according to those in charge of such things.
I learned I should use full quotation marks (as if it had been spoken aloud). "That could be confusing", I thought.
I looked or another option. I dug a little deeper and found another way to indicate silent thought.
Eureka! I found it! I shouted to myself.
It seems that it is perfectly fine to use italics to show what a character is thinking.
Now back to editing Whiteout! And Other Stories (italics used here to indicate a title, not a thought). I need to find every silent thought and update the format. Global search here I come.
Drat! I hate when that happens!
The work continues.
Thank you, beta-readers, for pointing out my mistakes. I take all to heart and could not do this without you.