Edited: 3/26/2013 12:30:20 AM PermalinkI believe that whenever a different speaker says something, a new paragraph is established. "Do you like cheese?" "Yeah," said Tom as his caressed his nipples vigorously.
Edited: 3/26/2013 12:35:40 AM PermalinkYou can also start a new paragraph when one character is delivering a long piece of dialogue, but changes subject. For example: "Here is my first paragraph. I am really looking forward to BioShock Infinite, as I've been posting all over the Flood for the last few days. I pre-ordered from shopto.net, but it didn't arrive early. "This is my new paragraph about the slightly different subject of shopto delivering pretty much everything else a day early, at one point delivering DmC on the Friday before the Tuesday on which it launched." Same speaker, different topics, new paragraph. Also, in such a circumstance, omit a speech mark from the end of the first paragraph, letting the reader know it is the same speaker.
Edited: 3/26/2013 12:28:34 AM Permalink"Hey, you've written a story," the burgeoning author suddenly piped. "Do you start a new paragraph when the speaker changes?" "IDGAF," said the other bloke.
...that involves dialogue between two or more characters, is it correct that you start a new paragraph once the speaker changes? I think that's right, but I can't remember for sure. I'm trying to finish a story I started a while ago.