Dialogue spacing separate from text

by Perry Karfunkel
(Plymouth, MA, USA)

Question: Does each bit of dialogue stand separately from any descriptive narrative text that would follow it?


Well, dialogue is generally separated from narration by being put in quotation marks. Also, you always start a new paragraph when you switch to a different speaker.

Apart from that, you would start a new paragraph if the story is shifting to a new topic or line of thought.

Let me refer you to a short article that goes into detail about how to format dialogue...


Best of luck.

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