A paragraph is a series of linked sentences of no more than 200 words. One idea per paragraph.
Especially in non-fiction, the start of a paragraph should link with the preceding paragraph and introduce the paragraph’s idea.
With a new character
When the setting shifts
For a new event
For a new idea
When a different character speaks
Frequent time shifts
The camera shifts (the POV goes deeper or shallower)
Especially in non-fiction, the end of a paragraph should refer to the paragraph’s opening sentence and contain a transition to the next paragraph so that your writing flows.
3 types of paragraphs:
Narrative: Tells about a specific scene of event
Descriptive: Provides a detailed description of one subject
Expository: Provides information