I'm wondering whether I can use acronyms without the period between each letter in fiction writing. Adding the period seems kind of clunky and stops the flow of the sentence a little but I don't want to remove it if it's a mistake to.
E.g. would the following be acceptable in fiction:
"I'll be there ASAP."
Is this ok or does it have to be "A.S.A.P."? I'm guessing doing it lower case, asap, is not an option.
Similarly to the example above, I guess the answer will also apply to:
I'm going to meet my mother-in-law, AKA the witch of Orange County.
You need to get an STD test before I go near you again.
How about WASP-y?/WASPY? I have an urge to reference "WASP-y" wives. Is it ok to write it "WASP-y"? Is there a better way such as "WASPY"? I can't find it in the dictionary and am debating whether to use it but it fits my sentence perfectly. I'm guessing "waspy" is a no-no.
Maybe some of these things are preferences rather than hard rules?