Very interesting post full of great advices!
Yesterday morning, over on my Facebook page, I got an interesting question from my first, longest-time fan (hi, Mom!). I’d been commenting on Facebook the past few days about the progress I’ve been making on my new novel and, in the space of two posts and a comment, I had declared that I’d finished a chapter after adding 800 words to it — then that I’d kept thinking about the chapter and added another 400 words — and finally that I’d stayed up late the other night and written yet another 500 words. After that last bit, I posted, “NOW it’s finished. (I think.)”
Which is when my mother chimed in: “How do you decide when a chapter is done and you need to write a new chapter?”
And man, is that ever a good question.
First, a little history (and I’m just spitballing here — don’t take this as gospel): chapters are not inherent…
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