This is something that has been bothering me for a while. What I mean by "shape of the page," is the actual text density on any given page. How big are the paragraphs? How much blank space is on the page? It has very little (as far as I can tell) to do with the actual content of the story-in essence the actual words could be comprised entirely of asterisks- and everything to do with the visual format of the text. I suspect if we were to transfer this quality to an audio book, it would be reflected by the frequency and pattern of pauses. My question to you all is double fold. How important do you think this is and how much do you take it into consideration? Personally, I suspect it may be a very understated and important aspect of writing, and that(maybe subconsciously ) it drastically affects how we process that information, but maybe I'm over thinking it? Ultimately, considering shape of text will affect your content. For instance, I think too much dialogue, especially one liners, results in a nasty shape that you have to be Hemingway to get away with. My second question is, does anyone happen to have any sources that discusses this topic in detail? I believe King discusses it briefly in On Writing, but it's not something I read about often.