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10-14-2006, 12:00 AM
Alliteration aside--

Does this work better with or without quotes?

Then the barbarian stepped out of the covering light and Emren saw the reason for the intentness. The "he" was a "she." A very brawny she, wearing nothing but a loincloth and a dagger.

10-14-2006, 12:11 AM
I don't really like to see quotes used for emphasis. I prefer italics (or, in a pinch, boldface). In this case, I'd use italics.

Cathy C
10-14-2006, 12:46 AM
I would as well. Stick with italics for this. :)

10-14-2006, 02:27 AM
So.....a brawny female...

What makes you so sure she was a she? I have seen some males without shirts that could still pass for female. I just wondered what made you think this was a female? Was she really endowed? (Just me and my wondering mind.)

10-14-2006, 03:43 AM
I would agree with the italics, instead of quotes. And I have to ask -- how did my stepsister get into your novel?