1. Published on Amazon? If you have a book, e-book, or audiobook available on Amazon.com, we'll promote it on WritingForums.org for free. Simply add your book to our Member Publications section. Add your book here or read the full announcement.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  1. Sennett

    Sennett New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2016
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    1

    Events per chapter

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by Sennett, Jul 15, 2016.

    Hey, I thought I'd just dump this question here because it has to do with the story so kind of also the plot.

    Problem: At the start of my story, my two main characters have to cooperate, but they dislike each other. The result: they have a very turbulent partnership and fight a lot. I also have a couple subplots I'm threading in.

    My question: Is it too much to have two 'equally' intense fights in the same chapter? Do you try to have one main event in your chapter, like the story as a whole: rising tension, climax, ending? Do you use a main event of two different plot lines in your chapters?

    Good luck with your writing and thanks in advance!
     
  2. izzybot

    izzybot Human Disaster Contributor

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2015
    Messages:
    1,164
    Likes Received:
    1,342
    Location:
    SC, USA
    I do mostly try to structure my chapters that way, thinking of each of them as a self-contained arc or sorts, but I don't think it's impossible that you could write it in such a way that two fairly intense fights in relatively quick succession would make for weird pacing, either. I can see it happening towards the middle or end of the book (depending on when they actually resolve their issues) and just pointing towards escalating tension between them - they can't even keep it together for the span of a chapter.
     

Share This Page