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I am starting a new novel, and want to include Twitter postings.  How would you show Twitter messages in the text of a chapter?



You cannot post Twitter postings UNLESS they are ones YOU posted but NOT OTHER PEOPLE'S.

That is plagiarism and infringement.

Yours can be published because they belong to you-- you wrote your postings on Twitter.

As far as format goes, I have no clue. Be creative. I've never seen it done.

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