Hi And thanks for reading this post. I was taught at school about paragraph structure, in that the first sentence should be the topic sentence which gives a brief overview of the paragraph itself, then the remaining sentences support and expand on the topic sentence. But why do people not use this. I went through some of my older books, Tarzan - by Edgar Rice Burroughs, and found he uses this format of paragraphing, but newer books like Harry Potter By jk rowling totally ignores this. 1. Is this form of paragraphing wrong nowadays, is it old fashioned. 2. What format do you use and why? 3. I am trying to write a fantasy genre piece of work, what style of paragraphing should i use. Many thanks in advance. John.