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Offline Slytherin913

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Length
« on: December 14, 2017, 01:59:35 PM »
How many words should a chapter be, specifically a first chapter?

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Jo Bannister

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Re: Length
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2017, 04:30:24 AM »
The same length as a piece of string.

hillwalker3000

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Re: Length
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2017, 04:38:10 AM »
Pick 10 novels at random - any 10 - and see how long each opening chapter is. You'll probably find there's a huge variation. There is no such thing as a standard word-length per chapter, although I have heard of one particular German publishing house that specifies each should be between 3000 and 3500 words.

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