A Layout Guide for Writers!

Hello, loves!

This is a guide for laying out information and writing in hopes that it will create a more indepth read, dynamic feeling, and clarity for you and your readers! This advice stems from a creative writing class I took in college and a typographer who has been a dear friend for many years.

Writing in itself is an art!
It helps people communicate a message to others in a way that can reach so many.
This is a guide I hope will guide that communication and your amazing stories.



Rules and Lines

Lines are great for making separations of scenes, time, or sections of a story that need a visual break so that someone may have a connection to the next zone. Lines can also be used to direct read ------> To another spot.


Bold and Italics

Bold and Italics are great for making emphasis or hierarchy in a read! It is great for noting a burst of emotion, hilighting something sensual, or adding an accent to a certain voice.

“Do you really thing you have a chance?”
“Do you really thing you have a chance?”
“Do you really think you have a chance?”

These can all be read in a different intensity and tone depending on the style!
Amazing!


Paragraph Spacing and Line Spacing

Paragraphs and Line spacing helps the reader connect with the information and really have a chance to properly digest the info. A large block of type is not only difficult to read, but also harmful to eyes depending on screen contrast and typeface.

Reading in smaller chunks also makes the information approachable.
Line breaking helps also when presenting info.

Also, when phrasing character speak, it is normal to create a new paragraph for visual separation. Here is an example of a troubled paragraph and a cleaner one.


Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. “Let the Grammer be free!” They said. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane. Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then…



I am sure it is a bit rough to read and hard to pick out key conversational moments.
And the eye begins to mix up a typeface as this into a larger pile of letters.

Here is an example of the same paragraph with some of these breaks and such.


Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean.

A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar.

“Let the Grammer be free!” They said.

“Commas for everyone, now!” Some shouted.

The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen. She packed her seven versalia, put her initial into the belt and made herself on the way. When she reached the first hills of the Italic Mountains, she had a last view back on the skyline of her hometown Bookmarksgrove, the headline of Alphabet Village and the subline of her own road, the Line Lane.

Pityful a rethoric question ran over her cheek, then…



Thank you for reading!
I hope this will make your writing look as wonderful as the time you spent making these delicious stories! Keep up the fun and as always…

May the Force be with You.

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