How Long Should Your Chapters Be?

This is a good guide on chapter length. Some authors that I have read will have 30+ chapters, but they are short. Others maybe 12-14, but many pages. I admit that with the latter, there have been some booksI’be read that should have broken up some chapters. I found myself feeling like I’d never get to the end or the point of the chapter. Not a good thing an author wants to hear from a reader.

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How Long Should Your Chapters Be?

by: Ronovan

Pick up any two books you have and you’ll likely find they vary in chapter length. Each author has their own style and preference.

To be honest this article isn’t about telling you which length is best. The story itself tells you where the cut off points are for a chapter. Don’t listen to a teacher or whoever about that. Sure an editor can help but when you are writing, get out of the way of the story.

I’ve written chapters 19 pages long and there wasn’t a place to break it up because everything needed to continue in order to flow properly. But then I’ve written chapters three pages long . . . maybe even less.

How do you pick a length? I mean there has to be some idea, right, some method?

As I’ve been writing for over 20 years…

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5 thoughts on “How Long Should Your Chapters Be?

  1. It seems that two of your posts today could not be found. Although it was reblogged posts whose title were ”Writing from a photo prompt” and the other was ”Defeating writer’s block 3”. I do hope the fault was not on my side. Cheers 🙂

      1. That is alright then. I also do scheduled some posts like that too and it is not supposed to be public that has been my thought about scheduled post. Thank you for enlightenment. God bless you in he name of Jesus Christ.

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