The Length Of the Chapter

The length of the chapter can be a challenge for both aspiring writers and experienced ones. What word count is best – two thousand or four thousand? There is no right or wrong answer to that. But it is important to remember that you are not writing the book for yourself – instead, you are writing your book for others. Your reader will not always have time to finish the long chapter, but almost everyone likes to experience a great feeling of accomplishment – when you give yourself a pat on the back. The long chapters might cause some inconveniences while reading. For example:
Your reader will have to remember the place, and page to come back;
Your reader will need to have a bookmark nearby;
Your reader may be upset that he did not complete the chapter.
The reading process is also a job, and in my opinion, it is one of the writer’s responsibilities to respect this job and make it less stressful. Although it can be difficult sometimes – to maintain the same length, I prefer to stick to three-four, maybe five pages per chapter. I’d rather have more chapters in my book than more pages in my chapter.

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