What does every writer do?
No matter how talented, how precise, how good?
Every writer will at some point type a blank space at the end of a paragraph.
Most writers do it multiple times. Some add more than one space, too!
The habit of hitting that space bar after finishing a sentence is so strong, we do it without thinking, even when we're completing a paragraph and don't need to hit it.
And when it comes time to format, we have a million of these:
See that dot before the paragraph mark? That is an extra space! (The line below without one is correct.)
Now that I've been formatting a lot of books for other authors, I realize how common this is among writers. We all do it. (Yes, I do it, too!)
The moral? The next time you are feeling inferior, just remember - when it comes to spaces at the end of a paragraph, every writer does it.
Just please try to catch all of them before sending me a book to format!
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