1. Alex R. Encomienda
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    Structure of my WIP

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Alex R. Encomienda, Aug 23, 2016.

    Hello beautiful writers/readers! Good to see this forum very active and lively.

    I have a rather irritating question about structure which I'm admittedly very stubborn about changing in my WIP. I have a very vivid and certain vision of my WIP and I just cannot see it any other way. I have tried fixing it into chapters and that works very well but just not with this one. I am 110,000 words into it and plan to have it organized this way.

    Prologue

    Part 1

    Part II

    Part III

    Epilogue

    Yes, I'm very aware of the strong dislike for prologues but this story would not be complete without that part of the structure; it'll be sloppy. I have so much editing to do still and I've even considered adding chapters within the 'parts' but that's just too much in my opinion.

    I also plan on seeking traditional publishing with this novel and even if it's not what big publishers are looking for, I'm sure one of the smaller ones might take a liking to it.

    What are your thoughts on this?
     
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    So there would be no subdivisions other than these? It's going to be more than 110K words and divided into only five parts?

    I wouldn't like it as a reader.

    You say you know the arguments against prologues and epilogues, so I won't go into those, but what's your objection to chapter breaks?
     
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    I would consider the idea of putting something of a subdivision such as 'titles' of parts that consist of 5-15 pages in the place of chapters but I don't like the idea of having parts within parts so I'll be sacrificing one or the other.
     
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    What are you writing? Genre, or literary, or...?
     
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    Fantasy fiction; a standalone story with no sequel books.
     

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