Linked Questions

5
votes
2answers
479 views

Is 7000 words too long for a chapter? [duplicate]

I've been working on a story for the last 4 years. It's just a personal project now and I've gone really in depth to clean up any plot holes I can readily see (thanks Cinemasins). I think I love this ...
1
vote
1answer
415 views

How many words does a normal chapter have? [duplicate]

I'm not sure about how many words I should have in my chapters. My books genre is fantasy, and my target audience is 10-14 year olds. Does anyone know how many words a normal chapter in a book has?
0
votes
1answer
127 views

How long is a typical chapter? [duplicate]

I'm using Google Docs to make my first attempt at writing a novel (aka destroying my soul). I'm using 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced. I'm interested in how many pages in that format would make up ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

Can a Chapter have up to 500 words [duplicate]

So far I am writing my fiction historical novel. It is being narrated in bits and pieces. Hence, story is NOT in chronological order. As Person is being interviewed, story is being narrated. First ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

How long should a chapter be? Can it be too short or too long? [duplicate]

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?
1
vote
0answers
61 views

How to plan length of a chapter? [duplicate]

I have planned my book to be around 250 pages. Because that is my target audience. In my country I can sell the book of that length for around 250-300 rupees. (*Its just my plan, I don't know yet how ...
-1
votes
1answer
60 views

Amount of paragraphs for a chapter? [duplicate]

Is there an appropriate amount of paragraphs to a chapter, I have honestly been trying to compact some techniques in my head, I have just been curious if there is an amount of paragraphs when i know ...
13
votes
7answers
2k views

When should a chapter end?

When writing a novel, when should I end a chapter? Note that I'm not talking about chapter word-count (that topic was discussed here). I'm interested to know when should I end my chapters ...
14
votes
8answers
6k views

How should I break up chapters in a novel?

Is it acceptable to pace my chapters in terms of an event? Can I get away with a 4 page chapter here, and a 30 page chapter there? Are there any reason why I should or should not be sticking to a ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Techniques for lengthening or merging chapters

When I'm working on a novel, I have a tendency to write short chapters (1k-3k words). This is not a problem, per se, but I sometimes feel the need to have one or two longer chapters to slow down the ...
9
votes
3answers
925 views

Sizing of a chapter and how many should I use?

This is basically a follow-up question I asked here: Scene switching and how to do it? I always considered it normal for a chapter to have between 3000 and 5000 words. And people around here thought ...
3
votes
6answers
606 views

Ideal blog post size and frequency

Especially when you consider pro-blogging, or blogging with a definite aim and niche, what is the ideal word count to stick around for your average article, and how often is it a good compromise to ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Fantasy - chapter length

I'm currently writing a fantasy novel and its my first piece of work. My chapters currently range from 500 to 3350 words. Is this too much of a dramatic change? Should I go back and pad out some of ...