Edited by Tartan 118: 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.
...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.