November 2nd, 2005

newlips

Editing / Formatting question

I have a set of telepath characters in this story. I want to show them thinking their own thoughts and having a telepathic conversation. I'm not sure how to show the difference with italics and single quotes.

Should I have single quotes and italics around the telepathic conversation and just italics for the private thoughts?

Example:

Moving with a concerned impatience he scooped her up. Not a frightened fighter like the last one. He thought to himself. He tried the first two metal doors. Both were locked. He moved to the third door, watching the sky lighten more.

"Locked." She murmured as he held her. "I tried earlier. The sun -"

'I will unlock it the old fashioned way.'

"How?" Her voice was not more than a whisper now.