How To Write Paragraphs for Fiction

Everyone has their own writing style and this is where most differences start to show.

How you want to communicate your ideas, and how you chunk your information together is up to you and the way you tell your story.

But lets say that you’ve never written a paragaph before in your entire life. What do you do?

Well, paragraph are a string of sentences that contain similar topics and information put into a chunk of writng,

Next you put a transition into your paragraph to

When finished, your paragraphs should be a sequence of thoughts connecting to each other within a given scene.

Still stuck?

This section goes into detail on an extremely helpful technique using motivation and reaction chunking that will give you a great introduction on how you should write paragraphs.


Back to using Dwight V. Swain’s methods, another is his concept of MRU’s

Each motivation and reaction your POV has. should be written as a paragraph or multiple paragraphs that follow in order of M -> R -> M -> R-> M and so on in a never ending cycle.

Motivation (what POV does): The external and objective of what the POV can see, hear, taste, smell, or feel

Reaction (what POV does): The internal or subjective of what the POV. It more complicated and must be used on a time scale of feeling, reflex, and rational speech or actions.

Now that you have a rough idea of paragraphs, it’s time to go a little deeper. In other words, it’s time for the last of the basics. Sentences.

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