Our weekly discussion.
Last week I missed and maybe burnt bridges with some of my readers but I want to rebuild and converse the weekly discussion conversations with other bloggers.
I discussed last week, at the moment I am reading, The Tower on the Rift by Ian Irvine. Here is the link if you want to join the discussions.
This weekly discussion is: chapter length.
How long do you think a chapter should be?
In my point of view and after reading a vast amount of different authors in the fantasy genre, as a writer, there are two major factors that contribute to chapter length:
The Scene and Point of View.
The scene. For me, it is a major factor to determine chapter length. Each chapter, if you base it on a scene, should have the story structure of a short story with an introduction, climatic moment and a resolution. However, it must contribute to the plot otherwise it will be a collection of short stories.
Point of View.Another major factor for chapter length. A point of view change makes a smoother transition for each chapter, with the scene intertwined. As a writer, I love it when a book has multiple characters like Kate Forsyths – Witches of Eileanan there is more depth in the plot structuring and foreshadowing.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree?
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