Scott Marlowe, fantasy author

Scott Marlowe

Author of the Alchemancer and Assassin Without a Name fantasy series

Writing Advice: Don't skip extra lines between paragraphs

I got a short story rejection back the other day. No big deal. It happens.

The rejection slip was of a form nature, though at the bottom was scrawled a small bit of advice:

Don't skip extra lines between paragraphs.

My first thought was: huh?

After a little investigation, however, I found this setting that was unchecked in Microsoft Word (it's obviously checked now):

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Problem solved, and hopefully the next editor will be a little bit happier.

That story, by the way, is already back out to the next publisher.



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