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Sunday, February 20, 2011

When to Break Up a Paragraph

So you have a big block of text and it all goes together in the place in the story.

Readers have a hard time with big blocks of text. It's exhausting to look ahead and see you have to conquer that paragraph.

Where do you break it up?

My advice is to lead into a new thought at the end of a paragraph and use a punchy sentence that explains further for the beginning of your next paragraph. Read your big blocks and look for a good place. Paragraph pacing and spacing can make an impact on a sentence that could get lost in large amounts of text in a paragraph.