Thursday 21 August 2014

Chapter One

Here's a question for readers (whether or not those readers are also authors): chapter lengths. Do you find lots of short chapters irksome, or do you like them? Are *** less of a bother than a new chapter, or are they as much of an interruption?

Personally, I like chapters to be fairly short, probably about ten pages long. Every time I tell myself or someone else, "I'm just going to finish this chapter", it ends up being like fifty pages long! I get a little annoyed when chapters are only a page long or something like that (I'm looking at you, Laurell K. Hamilton), unless there's a very good reason for them to be that short. I don't mind *** page breaks (and it's a good thing, because I tend to use a lot of 'em!)

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