From my work blog: What’s a rule and what is just style: Using italics for direct thought in fiction

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On my Book Love Space blog

…where I talk about book design, layout, and editing (and offer services to publishers and authors), this is my first post on the new site. This post touches on writing rules vs. “rules” — important considerations when you’re editing someone else’s prose.

As my first blog post here on this site, I’m going to tip my hand about that gets my goat as an editor of fiction: words of wisdom, usually tossed out at writers by other writers, claiming some thing or other is “against the rules” when that thing is actually just a matter of choice—of authorial style…

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