Saturday, May 10, 2008

Chapter 22 Is Up

Chapter 22 of Magician's Merger is now up.

I'm experimenting with using italics to indicate internal dialog this chapter. Do you prefer the italics? Or do you prefer the way I've been doing it with standard type? Please let me know in the comments.

14 comments:

Sam said...

I like the italics just fine. They simplify recognition of internal conversations.

Goos job with chapter 22!

Anonymous said...

I like the italics, much easier to follow along without figuring out internal/external

Vox said...

Add another vote for italics :)

Anonymous said...

The italics are good, a nice differentiator.

Anonymous said...

Italics do look better, though I must say that with your writing it's still easy to follow the story.

Anonymous said...

And yet another vote for the italics.

Bill said...

Another Yes for the italics. Many other stories at SOL that have mind-to-mind use this convention to help make the distinction between thougt and speech and I think it is helpful

Anonymous said...

I like the italics better. :)

Ian said...

I agree with all the rest of the comments - italics are good - they make it clearer (though your writing style is very clear anyway), and it follows the convention that other stories use.
I like your style with fight scenes, dialog, and slow development of the romance side of things, with the keen interest by the girls in his life. The interaction with his mom is great also.

Anonymous said...

like the italics its a good way to seperate the spoken word to the internal

Anonymous said...

Italics are good.

Razer said...

Italics are a good idea for differentiating between different types of dialog. I use italics and a some form of brackets, personally. I'm really enjoying the story so keep up the good work.
Razer

Xenophon Hendrix said...

Italics in a landslide. I'll keep using them.

Bert said...

I agree with Razer. The italics are an excellent way of showing a different type of dialogue. They are intuitively understood, and make the reading easier.

Great job!
Bert