A Scene Break is a break that introduces a change of location, time, or narrator.
Adding a Scene Break
To add a Scene Break between
two paragraphs, make sure there is an empty
line between them:
Note: Adding multiple empty lines will
result in only one Scene Break.
Note: Adding multiple empty lines will result in only one Scene Break.
In your book, a Scene Break will appear as whitespace that is as tall as two lines of text. In addition, the paragraph that follows the Scene Break will use the Paragraph After Break Feature Style.
Scene Breaks only appear in body matter — e.g. Prologues, Chapters, and Epilogues. In other elements, a break in your text will be one line high and won’t receive the Paragraph After Break Feature Style.
Typically, Scene Breaks will appear in your book as whitespace. In your print edition, however, they may be clarified. If a Scene Break appears at the top or bottom of a page, then it will be drawn as three small bullets.
Applying this subtle ornamentation to Scene Breaks clarifies to the reader that this whitespace is intentional and not, for example, a printing error.