Questions tagged [consistency]

Use this tag for questions about consistency in writing. This is a broad term, but apply it to questions that are asking for help with consistency in technical terms such as grammar, formatting, editing, etc. Or, you can use this tag for consistency in characters, plot, and other general writing questions.

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In story writing, can I switch between stating the character's thought in italics to indirectly narrating them?

For example, if I am stating my character's thoughts in this way: That was scary! He thought. Can I switch to saying something like the below further on in my story? He thought it was scary. Or should ...
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Consistency of text divider symbols

In one chapter I have written of my fiction book, I used the ✻ symbol to divide text. Because, in the chapter, I have to differentiate past vs present (in the specific chapter it switches from ...
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Thesis writing: consistency of symbols

I'm writing a thesis about Basel Accords. In a section, I use the letter w to indicate the weights of the assets used to calculate the capital requirement. In another section, can I use again the ...