Clueless Noob needs Formatting Help!
So I'm about five chapters in as far as submitting to RR is concerned, and the formatting is really giving me trouble. I've seen that "line spacing" is considered more important here then I've seen elsewhere, but I can't actually find it as an option when formatting a story within the RR submitter.
I find double-spacing paragraphs gives me way too much white space, but is that considered better then just having fairly standard Open Office settings? Are there ways to get one-and-a-half line spacing to work on RR? What am I missing?
Any advice is welcome.
(P.S. I've seen some forum topics suggest manipulating the code, but I'm terrible at manipulating code.)
Alternatively, you can try setting spacing after paragraphs to some non-zero number, and then omit the extra line break. I’m not sure how well the Royal Road editor will pick it up when you paste it in, though.
Whatever you do, don’t do all three (1.5 line spacing, extra line break between paragraphs, and extra spacing after paragraphs). That way lies madness.
Overall, I'd not stress about it too much, barring new lines in the middle of words or random other places, I expect very few people are greatly troubled by extra blank lines.
The first chapter looked fine on a quick skim, so unless you've put a bunch of effort into changing it, I think you're doing fine.
Got a bit more time... elevated your read count a bit, but I only skimmed for layout... they all look fine to me...
Some authors go for spacing twice as big as yours, and it's a format that I don't like. Way too much scrolling, and choppy transitions from one paragraph to the next.