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I write in third person limited, meaning my narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of only one character in the book (the hero). Everybody is still referred to as "he", "she", "they", etc, (never "I"), but the narrator does not reveal anything the hero does not plausibly know or see. My latest hero often encounters strangers on her quest and interacts ...


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Since you can't do the underscore ("_") in dialogue (if your text has it?), if one of them said, "We're the Hacker Masters," I'd print it just like that... It's a name so capital H and M. On the other hand, on a web page or in any other kind of text where they write it, it would be Hacker_Masters, hacker_masters, haxr_mstrs, hackkermstors....


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Some titles are used routinely in "real life" and so can be used freely in fiction. For example, other characters might routinely refer to someone as "the general" and address him as "general". Similarly "mayor" and "Mr Mayor", "pastor", etc. If the characters would not know another character's name, like a stranger shows up at a party or meeting, than in ...


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