FICTION typesetting/layout question
This one stumped me. I wanted to see if anyone could cite an unspoken but “official” rule.
I have a fairly long passage (4,600 words) intended to be a character’s journal entry. It needs to appear as one section (it’s not convenient or practical to intersperse chunks in the rest of the narrative). I’m separating it off into its own chapter, but I was wondering what the conventions for offset margins/paragraphs and italics are in this situation.
It currently has normal indents, margins, and paragraphs but is italicized and in quote marks (as if being read aloud).
If there’s a way to make this section look tidy(ish) on paper, I’d love to know.
(And yes, I fully expect someone to do the "just trim it down to size" joke )