1. Mckk

    Mckk Member Supporter Contributor

    Dec 30, 2010
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    Chapter length and pacing

    Discussion in 'Novels' started by Mckk, Dec 12, 2018.

    I don't remember who or exactly which thread it was that I saw on here about chapter length and whether it's important. Anyway, I found an article on it that's actually pretty insightful and that actually uses published books as examples to analyse (giving both a generalised chapter length optimum and those books that broke the "rules" and won prizes).

    The summary of the article is basically: adjust your chapter length according to the pacing of your story and vary it according to your purpose. It compares chapter length with the "beat" or "rhythm" of a whole book, which I found interesting.


    Maybe some folks on here will find it helpful :)
    J.D. Ray, Shenanigator and Hammer like this.

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