Writing a book? Great! But, one question will pop into your mind. How many pages should a chapter be?
I know it popped into my head. Yikes! How long should a chapter be? Is there a limit? Is there some golden rule? 😯
Don’t worry. I’m going to answer it. 😉
Think of a chapter as a mini-story that is going to propel your book forward. This mini-story is as long as it needs to be. Maximum of 8 pages…no, I’m kidding. 😆
In my recent book, the average length of my chapters is 9 pages. That’s after my editing and whatnot, by the way.
There is no limit. It could be 3 pages to 44. It all depends on your wants.
At first, my chapters were 16 pages long. I thought it too long. My readers would probably lose interest, close the book and move on. So, I shortened them to 9 pages. Do you think your readers will lose interest if the chapters are long? It all depends on what you’re writing and what you want.
Hope this helps you! Hello to Russia! 😀