First, I need to make a confession. (Hands tremble) ..... I haven't read more than three novels in the past decade. (Ouch ... that hurts.) For about the past eight years I've developed a taste for audio books. This was mostly due to me getting involved with professional poker. Twelve hour sessions playing poker becomes extremely dull and boredom can be an easy killer in the game. So while I've listened to hundreds of audio books actually looking at words on a page has become more of a rarity in my fiction experience. I have noticed on this site and many others that many people structure their sentences and paragraphs differently than I remember. I find paragraphs with a single sentence. Dialogue where each line is separated out with no reference to who the speaker is and some other odd variations. I did look at a paper copy of Game of Thrones and found the style more to what I'm used to seeing. I'm wondering if there is some new standard that applies to online fiction or maybe e-books?? Am I just seeing lots of bad formatting or is there a new world since I graduated college a couple decades ago?