Hoping for some advice, This sounds like a silly question but to me it’s puzzling. Not too long ago, I wrote in Times New Roman and at a 14 point font that was single spaced. I would return carriage twice after ever paragraph to give visual spaces and make sure the text wasn't all bunched up. Even if the small bit of dialog was just a small blurb it received the double carriage. Now I am teaching myself to write in Courier New at a 12 point font that is double spaced. Why? Because I thought it would be a good idea to write in a font and size a publisher is used to. At first I didn't like it because the font seemed too thin, but after a while it grew on me. It was easier to edit when printing and now I understand why editors prefer the thin font. My problem: I still have this old habit of wanting to return carriage twice at the end of paragraphs. Because of the double space, this looks really odd and makes me wonder if that habit is something I need to break. In the back of my mind, I keep thinking if the text is once again transformed to single spaced twelve point that it will be all bunch up. Aesthetics to my readers is important to me. I want it easy to read with a simple flow. Limiting long paragraphs and using spaces for tension and to assist in digesting the concept. On the other hand I don't want a considering publishers to say "What's with all the double spacing after every paragraph?" I feel like I am making a rookie move so I thought I would ask. Which is preferred? Better to ask now than go back and remove all the extra returns from the entire novel. I am in my second draft and I want to fix this as I go if necessary. Your time is always appreciated. Dave..