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    Chapters?

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by katica, Jun 17, 2011.

    So I've been submitting a short story recently to publishers and think I have the formatting mostly down for that, but . . .

    I've also been working on a novel for a year and a half and I think I'm getting near its completion. The problem is, my short story didn't have chapters. I know scene breaks are indicated with a # on a manuscript, but how are chapters done?

    Do I write "Chapter 1", "Chapter 2","Chapter 3", etc. at the beginning of each chapter? Do I leave them out completely and let the publishers divide it up? Or what do I do?
     
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    Trish I've been deleted.. again Contributor

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    This thread should have everything you need, I think :)
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    yes, you should number your chapters... in any way you like...

    to separate them, start each one 1/3 of the way down on a new page...
     

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