On 11/2/2012 3:06 PM, Nicky wrote:
> On Friday, November 2, 2012 7:02:13 PM UTC, Raymond Daley wrote:There is no standard length. In the past (think Dickens) a chapter was
>> Is this the right place to ask about this or should I be asking in the
>> .written group?
>> I'm looking at trying to write longer stuff than short stories and aiming at
>> something novellette sized so something between 15,000 and 30,000 words
>> Is there such a thing as an average chapter length?
>> Just so I've got a rough idea of how much to aim at or what is considered
>> too long.
>> I've never tried writing chapters before, normally most of my stories are
>> just one piece.
>> Any kind of advice would be appreciated.
> I don't think there is a standard chapter length. They can be as short as one sentence and as long as a whole book. When I write for kids I make them between 1500 and 2000 words long because it is an easy chunk to read at one sitting and produces a particular rhythm. You can choose whatever length suits the pace of your novel.They also don't need to be all the same length.
where the serialization broke off, to be continued Next Month. You can
still view the cliffhangers that occur at the end of each chapter of a
Victorian novel, to be followed at the beginning of the following
chapter by some exposition to catch the reader up and clue in new arrivals.
Considerations you (as a modern writer) may mull over include:
If I were you I would not worry about it. Write it; leave a couple of
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