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Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:56 am

I'm using "lovey-dovey" in a title, but I'm unsure if I only capitalize the L, or both the L and the D. :?
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Spica75 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:31 pm

Crescent Pulsar S wrote:I'm using "lovey-dovey" in a title, but I'm unsure if I only capitalize the L, or both the L and the D. :?


Well, I believe "Lovey-dovey" is the correct way to write it. Unless you have a reason to capitalize both?
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:26 pm

I just don't know if the hyphen changes things or not. Particularly, since having them both capitalized is more visually appealing to me.
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Ellen Kuhfeld » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:46 pm

It's your chapter, so you can do whatever you want with the title. If it were my title I probably wouldn't use "lovey-dovey" -- I'd try to find a one word synonym. But were it necessary, just capitalizing the "L" is probably the way to go.
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:29 pm

I couldn't think of a better play on "the ugly bug ball." I've got a major scene with love-eating, bug-like creatures in a ballroom and the only other word I could think of, that's nowhere near as applicable aside from its number of syllables, is "mushy."
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Ellen Kuhfeld » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:19 pm

"Lovestruck"? "Moonstruck"?
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Crescent Pulsar S » Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:24 am

The connotations don't match as well. Sort of. Lovey-dovey isn't an exact match for the event, but the mood is a lot closer than the kind of behavior that comes to mind when I think of lovestruck and moonstruck.
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Spica75 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:47 am

Crescent Pulsar S wrote:I just don't know if the hyphen changes things or not.


Not as far as i can recall. But as it is a title you can effectively do as you wish. If written as a sentence on its own in regular text, capital L, not capital d.
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Re: Do I capitalize this in the chapter title?

Postby Té Rowan » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:53 am

I would suggest, go with what looks better to you.
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