I’ve heard this question many times: "How long should my chapter be?" One answer has been given over and over by various writers: 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 isn't very beneficial. But after editing many books, I have three tips that will help you figure out how long your chapters should be.
Don’t let the confusion over chapter lengths stop you from writing. But make sure the length of your book is on par with others in your genre. A great rule of thumb is: When in doubt, read some newly released, successful books in the same genre you’re writing. You can learn a lot by studying what today’s readers are enjoying.
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