How do you write when someone is reading something? In my previous book i've done signs and letters but i just posted them as such. Now my character is reading a website and i want the reader to know what they know. Any suggestions?
Thats for thought. And what do you mean worm? I've never done this type and i usually specialize i was wondering if you put like as she read, " everything you want the reader to read like they are seeing it like the chracter." or some other special way
If a character is reading a letter or something, you block indent the letter and have extra space before the first line and after last line of the letter, or you can have the reader see it as inner monologue in italics, but if it’s a long passage, italics becomes hard on the eyes. On the Kindle, only the left side will be block indented, but on paper, both sides will be indented.
Sally studied dozens of websites, but none of them had the information she needed. When she saw monsteranswers.com, she was hopeful this would have the answer she needed. She pulled up the webpage and was immediately intrigued. "Bingo," she whispered as she read the information on the screen.
[i]Monsters don't live under your bed. They come there through a portal that's connected to their own dimension. The portal is triggered when one or both feet are hanging over the edge of the bed. Once the portal opens, a monster can come through, grab your feet, drag you through the portal. This is why most kids who are pulled under the bed by a monster are never found again. [/i]
Sally leaned back in her chair and sighed. This perfectly explained Johnny's disappearance. "Okay," she said, "all I have to do is leave my feet hanging over the bed. Hang tight, Johnny. I'll be there soon."
Right or wrong, that's how I usually do it (with proper indents on the narrative of course; They just don't show up on a forum post).
Sure. Paraphrase the great scene in the old Frankenstein movie where the little girl runs out of flower petals to throw in the pond and then the Modern Prometheus throws her into drown. The original scene was deemed too powerful to be viewed Stateside and was only released in Europe. Go figure?