A discussion post!
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This is going to be a short post, but it's a fairly interesting topic I hope.
So, I've been thinking about chapter length(which I do a lot because I'm a reader and a writer and like to obsess over the little things) and whether other people have a preference when it comes to chapter length. So, the question is: Do you prefer short chapters or long chapters or do you just not care one way or another?
I prefer short chapters and here's why.
- Short chapters make the book seem faster paced. Now, I get that this doesn't work for every book and I won't stop reading a book because of really long chapters but I'm more likely to read more in a short period of time with short chapters because it feels like the time goes by faster.
- The whole "just one more chapter" thing that all book lovers do. When you see the next chapter has only 3 or 4 or 5 pages then, okay just one more chapter, and one more after that, and then another, and by this point you can't stop!
- Long chapters can be intimidating. It's true! That's a big commitment when you're talking 20+ pages(okay, let's be honest even 15+ pages is a big commitment.).
Okay, that's all I've got. Your turn! Do you have any preference when it comes to chapter length or even book-length?