Chapter length Questions

  • AngeloAndAdri

    AngeloAndAdri (100)

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    Ideally, how long should a chapter on Mibba be?
    The story I am currently focusing on does not really have chapters, so previously I tried breaking it up page by page, but that got to be a hassle when I forgot what page number I was on and sometimes I did not want to update all at once, so when a chapter ended mid sentence...bleh.

    Currently I've broken it up into sections, but I wonder if they are too long? Too short?
    What is a good was to break up the chapters?
    What is an ideal length to keep things interesting?
    Is shorter better or longer?

    Thank you!
    December 3rd, 2017 at 06:42pm
  • Brittt

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    I honestly prefer to write shorter chapters. If chapters are more than 5000+ I can't read them lol. My attention span is horrible so I can't focus for that long. But anything less than that is ok. Personally If I write more than 1000 words, I feel like im dragging the story out.
    December 4th, 2017 at 04:46pm
  • Autumn McJavabean

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    I would say to keep them at least 500 words, at least, but no more than 5,000 as stated. Chapters typically are like a paragraph in how they're formed and are meant to convey something or a theme within it.

    You have to think of it much like a video you would make for YouTube, which should be about 10 minutes, because of peoples attention-span.
    December 17th, 2017 at 11:26pm
  • hangsang.

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    personally, for mibba, i would say a maximum of 1,500 words per chapter. i find that if they're much longer, people don't tend to read and either lose interest or get distracted. in terms of breaking up your chapters, i would recommend reading over each section and making sure each part moves the story forward in some way, be it character development, plot, or building tension. I would also recommend the occasional cliffhanger if you really want to keep your readers hooked, but i would advise against using them too much.

    for other sites (such as archive of our own), you have more wiggle room with the lengths of your chapters. in fact, most people there prefer reading longer chapters (minimum 1,000 words). i've seen 13,000 word chapters that have thousands of avid readers.

    it also all boils down to how often you're going to be updating. if you post frequent updates, i think your chapters are okay being on the shorter side, but if you're only updating once a month, then longer updates might be best.
    May 13th, 2019 at 10:48pm
  • Steven64

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  • Jacob23

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    It is really a good thing that you are focusing on single page story instead of pages because it is some time difficult to read a hole chapter.Thank for sharing these ideas.buy old gmail accounts
    June 10th, 2020 at 06:03pm