Quick discussion question–how do you write conversations via text?
I texted Russwin, “Status when you can.”
A moment later he texted back, “Not good. Details later.”
I texted Russwin: Status when you can.
A moment later he texted back: Not good. Details later.
I texted Russwin, Status when you can.
A moment later he texted back, Not good. Details later.
Which way is the most natural feeling to read? Or is there another way that seems better to you?
Texting has become such a ubiquitous part of our lives, but I haven’t seen any discussion on how to portray it in fiction. Has anyone written it into any style guides?