The solution to these and many other issues can be found in Lada'as Lichtov - a practical and comprehensive guide for dealing with the challenges in writing chiddushei Torah.
Lada'as Lichtov by Rabbi Yerucham Chaitovski is the result of many years of experience in writing chiddushei Torah, advising others, and checking the chiddushei Torah of yeshivah bachurim and avreichim. It is meant for anyone who wants to write well, whether he is writing for himself or for others. The original Hebrew edition, published by Torah Dilei, was received warmly by the Torah world.
Included in this special edition, published by Mifal Talmudo B'yado - an organization that has been working for a decade in Beth Medrash Govoha, Lakewood, to encourage bachurim and avreichim to write chiddushei Torah - is a 10 page English supplement produced by them, called The Right Way to Write.
"It is proper that every ben Torah read this pamphlet with iyun in order to strengthen his writing skills, which is a foundation for a ben Torah's ascent [in Torah]." - HaGaon Rav Dovid Cohen shlita, Rosh Yeshiva of Yeshivas Chevron, Israel