Monthly Archives: May 2016

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The Next Chapter—Length and Title

Chapters.
Novels are made from them.
How long should they be?
What to call them?

Juliet and Jon discuss chapters. How long should they be? What about chapter titles?

It turns out Jon had considered—at least for a time—the worst chapter name in the history of the multi-verse for one of the books he’s working on.


 

Bonus images. After Juliet’s help, here’s the before and after from Jon’s murder mystery:

Before:

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After:

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Your Favorite Sentence Structure

You’re over doing it.
Aren’t you?
You’re repeating yourself.
Aren’t you?

Every writer has a couple of favorite sentence structures that they use and use and use. Juliet and Jon explore the hazy, instinctive, and uncharted land of the favorite sentence structure of authors.

What are they? What do they mean?
We endeavor to over-explain.