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Offline Odd John

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Am I Behind The Times?
« on: February 22, 2021, 02:50:46 PM »
I've been seeing an awful lot of posts in "First 5 Pages" and "Chapter 1" which present many one or two sentence paragraphs. (Fine for dialog, but... )

Am I missing something? My expectation is to only find this stylistic departure in YA & younger genres.

???   :huh:
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Re: Am I Behind The Times?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 08:21:51 AM »
Thanks for your input! I agree entirely that one-sentence paragraphs are effective - when justified by extreme action or strangeness. A gunshot. A transgendered alien kangaroo.

Sorry I was not clear. I intended to criticize works where they obviously weren't justified. Also where there were far too many in the proximate narrative...
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