The book I’m working on has two characters, one main heroine and the other is a male ‘bit-part’. I’m not sure how long he will be hanging around but while he is around my character is chatting to him.
Understandably she has, up to now, had an internal dialogue with herself. So how do I distinguish between the two?
I’ve thought about italics.
Or just staring another line, the voice inside my head suggests.
But I’m not sure how to play it.
I started using “speech-marks” but that isn’t something I can do if she keeps chatting to people. It is just too confusing.
I think I’ll keep this problem until I finish the book, but any pointers would be gratefully received.