Separating time in a short stories

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Separating time in a short stories

Postby chezwise » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:18 am

In short stories, I see time gaps identified with asterisks. I am wondering about the correct formatting for this. I don't even know what to exactly call it, and have difficulty finding a reference to proper usage. I have also seen a lot of variety. Below is an attempt on creating a display of what I am referring to. Any suggestion would be appreciated.

Lot's of spacing (1)
The quick brown fox

***

A year later jumped over the dog.

as well as (2)
The quick brown fox

***
A year later jumped over the dog

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Re: Separating time in a short stories

Postby RSchibler » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:55 am

V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, SF, SHM, P

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Re: Separating time in a short stories

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:35 pm

For a while I was using a centered # with a blank space above and below. It really made a big separation.
Then somewhere along the line someone asked Dave and he said a single # on the left side. So that's what I do now.
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Re: Separating time in a short stories

Postby chezwise » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:03 am

Thanks for the quick input, it is the little details that take a ton of time, and are very frustrating.


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