Hey!! What's the story?
Okay, I know that there are about 3 instances where you'd regularly use italics in fiction: showing foreign/made-up goblidigoober words, "indicating mental thoughts" and putting stress on words being emphasized during dialogue. However, what if you had each of these three things in your story or novel? How would you differentiate the different instances? Would you continue using italics in each case and hope for the best?