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Format when repeating one word from another character's dialogue

There is no special format to show the fact of quoting, but in the example both the quoted 'Risk' and the 'kind' would be emphasized, which you might want to indicated with italics. 'Risk? What kind ...
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Format when repeating one word from another character's dialogue

I'd argue that all three answers are correct (including the first that's neither quoted nor italicized), but they'll lead to different reader interpretations. In the first, I, at least, would ...
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Format when repeating one word from another character's dialogue

Both Stuart F's and Amadeus' answers are correct for this case, where it's a single word being quoted. If, however, the second speaker is repeating an entire sentence or phrase from the first speaker ...
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Format when repeating one word from another character's dialogue

In dialogue, either screenplay or novel, you wouldn't distinguish that at all. It is quite common for respondents to repeat a word or phrase from a speaker. Jack said, "I'm going to San ...
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Format when repeating one word from another character's dialogue

This is unlikely to be in style guides beyond the general advice on how to format quotations. So it's up to you how to format. You certainly don't need punctuation for the repeated word, but you ...
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Is it acceptable to put 'music' into a book?

Can you do it? Sure. Should you do it? I'd have to say I struggle to see it working to any degree of effectiveness. There's really only going to be a small number of people who will be able to read ...
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Is it acceptable to put 'music' into a book?

Plenty of authors use images or short illustrations in their stories to help bring life to them. If this is a story about music and an entire society that revolves around it, then it makes perfect ...
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