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I am not aware of any valid rule that addresses your question. There are some guidelines. length. If the paragraph is too long, split it. pacing. If the action is fast use shorter paragraphs, longer paragraphs to show thought. topic. You seldom want disjoint ideas in the same paragraph except to show contrast. You may notice that the guidelines I listed ...


The description can be as long as you like, in one paragraph, so long as it's one idea. If there are two ideas, break into two paragraphs. Dialogue typically gets it's own paragraph, even if it's by the character whose thinking generated the description that precedes it. Same reason. It's another idea, strictly speaking. "Do you see what I mean?" GJ asks ...

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