My first chapter in my novel is only ten pages is that too short? Can a chapter even be too short or is it in the eye of the beholder?

  • I have recently asked the same question (writing.stackexchange.com/questions/36349/…). I have seen chapters of just a single word! And also seen stories without any chapters at all. I would say the sizing needs to feel natural. Aug 23, 2018 at 8:25
  • As a teacher of mine once answered the class on an essay length (and this was intended for teenage boys, so forgive the crassness), writing anything is like a girl's skirt: It should be long enough to cover everything, but short enough to keep it interesting.
    – hszmv
    Aug 23, 2018 at 14:04


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