Indentation: The first line of each paragraph should be indented. According to the MLA, this indentation should be 1/2 inch or five spaces, but pressing [Tab] once should give you the correct indentation. Align Left: The text of your essay should be lined up evenly at the left margin but not at the right margin.
Thereof, do you indent in a story?
Lines should be double spaced with no extra spaces between paragraphs. Single space between sentences after periods. Indent new paragraphs and each new section of dialogue, with the exception of a scene break paragraph.
What are the rules of writing dialogue?
1. Use quotation marks around the words which the character says: “It's sure cold out here, “ Mark said. Only the exact words of a person are in quotation marks. Also, when splitting a quotation with a dialogue tag, do not capitalize words which do not begin new sentences.
Do you have to start a new paragraph every time someone speaks?
Even with dialogue that is clearly attributed, start a new paragraph with each new speaker. The reader shouldn't have to wait until after the dialogue is spoken to understand who is saying it. Readers form ideas and draw conclusions as they read.