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  1. Aceldama

    Aceldama Active Member

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    Word count

    Discussion in 'Novels' started by Aceldama, Oct 10, 2019.

    I know this answer will vary greatly depending on the style of the writer and the story being told, but I'd just like to know basic word count for a chapter. I'm writing my first novel and I'm worried some of the chapters may be too short.
     
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    Cephus Senior Member

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    It doesn't matter. They have as many words as they need.
     
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    You can check word count for popular books on google. I personally aim for around 4k per chapter although I often produce 2.7 to 3.5k.

    It does not matter how many words as long as it works for the story.
     
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    AnimalAsLeader Active Member

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    A good way to think of chapters is like scenes in a play. Some are super short, barely a few lines of dialogues exchanged, and some are longer.
     

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