I'm currently writing a story which so far is going well, but I reached a point in the story where I don't know how to proceed. When a character is talking, I write their dialogue just like this:
"I went shopping with him today."
But right now I got to a point where there are more voices in it and I don't know how to write them. The other types that I have are:
- A voice that only the main character can hear in his head
- What the main character used to communicate with this voice
- The main character's thoughts
These 3 voices only the main character can hear and no one else since they all are in his head. The thoughts I plan to write like this:
"(I must not do that otherwise it may be dangerous)"
But I don't know if I should use quotation marks. I don't like the way they look. Also, I want to make voice #1 and voice #2 stand out too since going forward they are going to be a huge part of my story and will be used often. I know that technically #2 and #3 are the same but I want to differentiate between thoughts and and talking with the voice in my character's head, since for that one when I say something, it will be expected that the voice will answer.