I’ve heard this question many times. At the beginning of my writing journey, over a decade ago, I had the same question. "How long should my chapter be?" One answer was given over and over: There isn’t one way to write a chapter, and your chapter should be as long or as short as it needs to be.
Well, that answer wasn’t beneficial. But after writing many books, I have three tips that will help you figure out how long your chapters should be (if you enjoy planning and outlining as I do).
Have you finished writing your book? Maybe you’re about to send your manuscript to a critique partner, an agent, a publisher, or an editor. Before sending the draft to someone, below are a few simple tricks to help polish your story.
You’ve spent 30 hours a week working on your book for months or years. Every chapter has a goal, and the characters live as vivaciously on paper as they have in your head. You’ve revised the manuscript three different times, edited chapters along the way, and you’re finally finished. Your manuscript is perfect, but you’re the only one who’s read it. What now?
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