Hello, Mr. Roth
Say there is a story within a story. For example, a character writes many pages or writes a story or something in my book.
Should what the character has written be put in a different type style than the rest of the book?
How is this handled? Or could it be in the same type as the rest of the book?
Right now, I have 60,000 words.
Thanks again for your expert assistance.
Good to hear from you. About type styles:
The accepted type for professional manuscript submissions to an agent or publisher is Courier New #12.
Within that format, if you wish to set a section off or aside, you will not change the type - you will change the margins for that section. For example you might wish to indent your left margin an extra few pica points.
Also, sections within a chapter can be set off by skipping two double-spaced lines. The method for this is to skip one double-spaced line. Next, insert three *** centered. Next, skip another double-spaced line. The centered *** are a signal to the editor and the printer that the extra line spaces were done on purpose.
Youngbear Roth, Executive Editor
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