When you're in-character, actions and descriptions go in bold (the B icon, or Alt+B).
Dialog and spoken words are in plain text, with quotation marks (") to help set it apart from the narrative bits.
Thoughts and internal monologue are in italics (the I icon, or Alt+i)
Alphonse wandered into the Bard's Inn, looking for a drink. "Barkeep! Wine, if you please. Something from the south, with a bit of spice to it." His order given, the elf finds himself a seat and sighs, glancing toward the fireplace. Winter lasts entirely too long in this city...
NOTE: Whenever you hit Enter or Return to start a new line, it resets your formatting back to plain text. If you're in the middle of a description, you'll need to make the next paragraph bold, too!
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