This article is meant to give you a little guideline in making your text better
readable. It focuses on the line-length of your texts. Believe it or not: a good
line-length can make the difference of people reading your texts – or not.
Recently, I started to read more literature on DeviantArt. Something that I
recognized quickly: the text-lines are often very looooong, making the texts
hard to read.
I know that the line-length depends on the screen width – but to be honest: it
is too long for a lot of screens.
In the print-world, typographers know: a good number of characters for one
single line is 60-100. I tend to take about 80 characters per line – that’s nicely
in the middle.
Unfortunately, DeviantArt does not have any tool in it’s submit-dialogue that
could enforce this well-readable line-length. But there is an easy work-around:
Put your finished text into MS Word (or a similar program, like LibreOffice).
Select one line and ask the program to