Just whatever rants come to mind. This seems to be a great way to vent.


3. Paragraphs

Paragraphs. Don't you love them? A paragraph for a new thought. A paragraph for a dialogue. It's simple, it's as easy as pressing one key, and it makes reading a lot more enjoyable for the audience.


Yet most people don't do it. *sigh*


What seriously drives people to write an entire chapter as one paragraph? No separate lines for dialogue, nothing. The audience has to trudge through that solid block of words like a bulldozer through rubble and try to make sense of it. A thousand words, in one square, is not pretty. It's not logical. I don't care if the descriptions are as good as Hemingway's, it's still not good writing.


I have pointed this out about five times to people. If people occasionally didn't put separate lines for dialogue, that's forgivable. It's in human nature to err. But when it happens again, and again, and again... I want to slam my head against the keyboard and give up.


This phenomenon is present predominantly in the fanfics, but other genres aren't always peachy either. Most people are native English speakers, right? English is their first language, and sometimes their only language. It makes no sense that they write like that.


I know what some of the readers are thinking. Why write a separate rant for paragraphs when one can write it about grammar as a whole. Well, at the rate the site is going, the grammar problem has become the size of the ocean. One rant cannot possibly cover all aspects.


Paragraphs. People, for the sake of my sanity and the sanity of everyone else who is a grammar geek, use them and encourage their usage.


Thank you,


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