$SB (Scene break)

Imposes a short break between chunks within a chapter. Typically used to indicate scene changes.

How it works

Add $SB between scenes.

In his panic he hadn’t noticed. She knew if she didn’t say something they ran the risk of being caught because of his pig headedness.
‘Don’t be silly, woman,’ he barked. ‘They won’t suspect a thing.’
$SB
 
Smith looked at the carnage before him and wondered. He turned to Jones.
‘You know what?’ he said. ‘I suspect something.’

This would be displayed something like this.

In his panic he hadn’t noticed. She knew if she didn’t say something they ran the risk of being caught because of his pig headedness.

‘Don’t be silly, woman,’ he barked. ‘They won’t suspect a thing.’

 

 

Smith looked at the carnage before him and wondered. He turned to Jones.

‘You know what?’ he said. ‘I suspect something.’

Alternatively, some book readers may substitute blank lines with an asterisk or equivalent to emphasize the break.

In his panic he hadn’t noticed. She knew if she didn’t say something they ran the risk of being caught because of his pig headedness.

‘Don’t be silly, woman,’ he barked. ‘They won’t suspect a thing.’

 

 

Smith looked at the carnage before him and wondered. He turned to Jones.

‘You know what?’ he said. ‘I suspect something.’

The use of $SB separates chunks within a book. The first paragraph immediately after the scene break is treated as a start paragraph (usually aligned hard left to indicate the beginning of a new scene), and extra space can be imposed between scenes by the book reader software.

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