Chapters must start on recto page???

Subject: Chapters must start on recto page???
From: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 03 Sep 2013 09:24:39 -0500 (CDT)

Hi, all.

Do you still maintain this standard?

It creates numerous tedious, petty headaches. If the last page of a
chapter happens to be blank (because the chapter is forced to end on a
verso page), then reviewers ask "why is this page blank? Is this a

Other reviewers, as we know, demand that you put "This page
intentionally left blank" on the blank page, or "Notes."

Or, you can fiddle with the preceding text, forcing something onto the
last page no matter what, to eliminate the problem at the cost of a lot
of strangely placed white space.

I am strongly tempted to start chapters wherever they start, recto,
verso, I don't care.

Do you already do this? Was there a pained outcry?



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