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  1. Matthew Cox

    Matthew Cox Member

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    Manuscript formatting question

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Matthew Cox, Mar 19, 2013.

    Pardon if this is the wrong place for this but I couldn't find where else to put it.

    I have found conflicting advice on some sites regarding if chapters in a MS word file for a manuscript should start at the top of a page or be spaced down a bit. Is there an actual 'rule' here or is it just opinion?

    Thanks :)

    -matt
     
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

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    About the best overall resource on manuscript formt id Bill Shunn's site. Here's the link to proper manuscript format for novels: http://www.shunn.net/format/novel.html
     
  3. Matthew Cox

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    Thanks!
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    while some guides specify each chapter should start at the middle of the page, for the sake of conserving paper and practicality, i start 1/3 the way down, which is enough white space to do the job, while not being wasteful... and, as an editor, that's what i advise mentees and clients to do...
     

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