How Should We Format Non-Verbal Communication? – by Jami Gold…

A few months ago, we talked about how to format dialogue, and we later followed that up with how to format character interiority. In that latter post, as the default formatting for a character’s direct internal thoughts is to use italics, we briefly touched on the issue of how to avoid using too many italics in our stories if we have non-verbal communication, such as if our story includes telepathy.

Let’s dig into that specific situation a bit more to also talk about text messages and explore some of our options for how to format non-verbal communication passages in our story.

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