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Chapter Size  [message #77861] Fri, 11 June 2021 03:57 Go to previous message
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I realize the answer to this question is going to be more than a bit subjective but here it is.

I sat down to write the other day when my muse started up on one of his rare, inspirational jags, and before I was done for the day I was just a couple hundred words shy of 40,000. To this point I've not divided it up into chapters, and I'm definitely not done with the story. My question is this: What is your idea of a good chapter length. I'm thinking 5-6 K as a good length but wonder what some of the rest of you story writers think?



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